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Graduate Admission Requirements

Global & Area Studies

Graduate Admission Requirements

Admission Information

Admission is open to all students with a bachelor's degree who meet the university minimum requirements - combined score of 291 (combined score of 900 on tests taken before August 2011) on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE and a 3.0 GPA. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is February 1. The Global & Area Studies Program admits students only for the fall semester.

Students need to complete the online application which is associated with an application fee of $50.

Application materials need to be uploaded during the online application process and must include:

1. A statement of purpose describing the applicant's objectives in seeking the degree, not to exceed two pages. The statement should clearly state the student's language skills and background in internationally-focused study, as well as proposed area or areas of study (thematic or geographic) at UW. Please discuss how this program in particular fits with those areas and with your career goals. Please identify your interest in the traditional MA, the MA with the ENR joint-degree, or the MIPC.

2. Official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts.

3. Official GRE scores.

4. Three letters of recommendation.

5. Other materials such as Graduate Assistant Application, a curriculum vitae and writing samples can also be uploaded, if desired.

International students need to include a copy of their TOEFL score (unless a B.A. was received from an English language university). Minimum scores required: 540 (written), 207 (computer) and 76 (Internet-based). Request additional score reports at (UW's institution code is 4855). Also complete a financial form as required by the US government.

For more information regarding graduate admissions please go to: Graduate Admissions Website

Graduate Assistantship Information

Graduate Assistantships can carry a full tuition and fee waiver, monthly living stipend, and health insurance. There are full assistantship positions and part-time assistantship positions. 

Graduate assistants are assigned various duties such as class preparation, grading, research for faculty members, and office duties. Students are expected to work 18 hours per week. Given the limited number of graduate assistantships, and the strong interest in our graduate program, half-time assistantships are often awarded.

Click here for more information on graduate education at the University of Wyoming.

We hope you'll consider the University of Wyoming for your graduate career.

All inquiries should be directed to Dr. David Messenger, Program Director, 307-766-6276, or Erika Helgeson, Graduate Program Coordinator 307-766-3423, or you can go to our "Do you have any Questions?" page and fill out a question form and we will respond to your email as soon as possible.

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1000 East University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-3423

Fax: (307) 766-3533


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