This concentration provides a frame of reference to better understand the world in which we live; one's position in the world; and how different cultural, economic, political, and social systems operate and interrelate. The program epuips students with the cultural tools they need to navigate and succeed in the new international environment in which they will increasingly find themselves living. The International Studies track would require students to choose one concentration from the International Studies major (Europe, Latin America, or East Asia). In that concentration students would complete the following requirements for the M.I.S. degree:

M.I.S. Requirements (13 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 501 Humanities Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 503 Natural Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 510 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies 4
Concentration Requirements (15 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Credit Hours
One multinational course 3
One economics course 3
One humanities course 3
One social sciences course 3
One additional course in economics, humanities or social sciences 3
Thesis Requirement (6 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 601 Graduate Project/Thesis 3
IDIS-D 602 Graduate Project/Thesis 3

Electives (15 credit hours)

  • One multinational course (3 cr.)
  • One economics course (3 cr.)
  • One humanities course (3 cr.
  • One social sciences course (3 cr.)
  • One additional course in economics, humanities or social sciences

Graduate seminars (9 credit hours)

Graduate project must be of an international nature with focus in the major area selected for other course work by the student (Europe, Latin America or East Asia). In each seminar the student's paper should be cross-cultural in perspective.

Additional Requirements

Students must have a foreign language proficiency equivalent to two years of college study. Students from a college of arts and sciences should meet this requirement. Students from schools without a language requirement (e.g. business) would be required to demonstrate the appropriate level of language proficiency or to take two years of a foreign language. The foreign language in which the student is proficient is not required to match his/her major area (Europe, Latin America or East Asia) with the International Studies concentration.