Traditional Master’s

Missouri State students at their laptops in Strong Hall where flags of the world are being displayed.

Completing an advanced degree in international affairs

See yourself with a sophisticated career that could take you literally anywhere? Pursue a master’s degree in international affairs.

If you already completed your bachelor’s degree, the traditional master’s track is the option for you. 

Convenient scheduling

  • Required courses are generally scheduled in the late afternoon or early evening to accommodate students who have jobs.
  • Some courses are available online.

Designed to succeed

The traditional master's degree track is designed to fit your learning needs – whether you’re a full-time working professional or a full-time student pursuing graduate-level education.

Review the guidelines for successfully completing the program: 

  • You must complete 36 credit hours of course work
  • You must satisfy the two-semester second language requirement.
  • Course work involves six required courses, an extensive independent research project and elective courses reflecting your specific interests within the program.
  • If you have a GPA below 3.7, you will be required to pass a comprehensive exam at the end of your studies.
  • International students must be enrolled full time.