Earn Your International Studies Masters at UW

National cultures and social structures. International relations. Political and economic systems. Major global trends and problems. The University of Wyoming connects you to your world through a deeper understanding of culture, economics, history, natural resources and politics with a highly interdisciplinary, two-year master’s degree program in international studies.

About International Studies at UW

UW offers two ways to complete your international studies master’s degree: the traditional master’s program or the joint degree with the environment and natural resources graduate program. Combining international studies with environment and natural resources allows you to study and apply innovative approaches to address issues in environmental and natural resource management from a global studies perspective.

Whichever path you take, you’ll have the flexibility, resources and support to create a master’s program in international studies that fits your goals and interests. Because the world needs more relentless curiosity.

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Application Deadline

  • August 15

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in any major
  • 3.0 GPA
  • GRE/GMAT NOT required

How to Apply
Please visit our program admission webpage for more details. 

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What Can You Do With an International Studies Master’s Degree?

Students from UW’s international studies master’s program graduate with a vast amount of knowledge and the ability to work in a wide variety of international studies jobs. They’re also well prepared for Ph.D. programs and have moved on to institutions such as Cambridge University, London School of Economics, University of Chicago and Denver University.

International Studies Careers

UW alumni earn jobs with international studies master’s degrees working for government organizations, global environmental stewardship organizations and nongovernmental organizations such as these:

  • Congressional offices in Washington, D.C.
  • Foreign embassies and foreign service
  • Peace Corps



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The University of Wyoming offers some of the best funding opportunities of any public university in the United States for students to study abroad. This means funding field research for your graduate thesis is significantly less expensive here than at other international studies master’s programs across the country.

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International Studies Master’s Degree Program Highlights

These are just a few reasons to consider the UW master’s degree in international studies:


Study with highly experienced, excited and enthusiastic faculty — at UW and abroad. Program faculty collaborate with graduate students on their own research and offer guidance through thesis committees. Our diverse research interests range from cultural geography in Latin America to city planning and public housing in Asia to the politics and sociology of development. As a graduate student in UW’s international studies program, you’ll also gain access to a wide network of international faculty around the world for your global studies and graduate research.

Graduate Funding

You’ll have access to numerous funding opportunities available to help cover the expenses of conducting internationally focused research. Opportunities include:


Graduate Research

Conduct original research abroad as part of your thesis project. If you’re a domestic student, this means going to a different country. If you’re an international student, you’ll do research in the United States or another country that isn’t your home country.

Facilities & Resources

UW’s Global Engagement Office leads the university in advancing internationalization through the academic curriculum, research and scholarship, education abroad programming, student recruitment and international initiatives. GEO encompasses International Students and Scholars and the Center for Global Studies.

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School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Department 3197, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Email: sppais@uwyo.edu