BS/MS in International Affairs

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs offers a BS/MS program for students enrolled in the International Affairs undergraduate program who demonstrate an interest in and ability for additional education beyond the BS degree.

Students in the BS/MS program will remain undergraduates until they meet requirements for the undergraduate degree, at which point they will receive their BS degree and be changed to graduate status. Students will be eligible to apply for the program after completion of 45 semester credit hours at Georgia Tech (i.e., at the end of their third semester), and if they show appropriate progress in their degree program thereafter. Any student in good standing in the BS EIA, INTA, or IAML programs is eligible to apply to the program. Admissions decisions will be based on GPA and judgments of the faculty who have served as advisors or instructors. Continuation in the program will require the student to maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher in Ivan Allen College courses. The program will not penalize students who opt out after the bachelor's degree. Students participating in this program will be eligible for the six semester credit-hour Graduate Course Option, which allows students completing both the bachelor's and master's in the same discipline to use up to 6 credit hours of graduate-level coursework in the major discipline for both degrees. Students are required to take INTA 6202 and INTA 6302 while they are undergraduate students.

The Graduate-level Credits Required in the BS/MS Program are usually as follows:

Total Credit Hours36

Specific Requirements for the Program

INTA 6202Comparative Politics(from undergraduate studies)
INTA 6302International Political Economy(from undergraduate studies)
INTA 6003Empirical Research Methods3
INTA 6102International Relations Theory3
INTA 6103International Security3
MS Track and Free Electives27
Total Credit Hours36

Contact the BS/MS program director for further information.