M.A. in International Studies

Apply to the M.A. Program

APPLICATION FALL 2024:

The application deadline for all Jackson School MAIS programs is January 31, 2024.

Please review the application requirements below for information on applying to Jackson School MAIS programs.

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Application Requirements

  • Request Official Test Score Reports be sent electronically to the Jackson School:
    • GRE (Some Jackson School M.A. programs do not require GRE scores. Please contact the respective M.A. program you are applying for to get information about GRE requirements)
    • For most international applicants: TOEFL English Language proficiency test scores
      (See Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements).
    • For applicants applying concurrently to the School of Business, GMAT is acceptable
  • Designate Providers of Recommendations (3)
  • Upload only Unofficial Transcripts online. Do not send hard copies of official transcripts.
  • In addition, upload:
    • Statement of Purpose: detailing research questions and interests regarding research themes and regions; and also identifying where possible how relevant JSIS faculty members and institutional resources would fit into a course of study (2-3 pages)
    • Personal History Statement: detailing any racial, ethnical, educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds and disadvantages that you have / have experienced, and ways those experiences have affected the development of your special interests, career plans, and future goals (1-2 pages)
    • Writing Sample
    • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (OPTIONAL)
  • Complete and Submit Online Application

Also see answers to Frequently Asked Questions for M.A. applicants or e-mail JSISMA@uw.edu for more information.