MSIR: Prospective Students

Prerequisite Requirements

Candidates for admission must have a baccalaureate degree in any subject area from a regionally accredited college or university. There are no prerequisite courses requirements.

Students with undergraduate degrees in areas not included in the curriculum are encouraged to inquire about the program. Graduates of Master of Science in International Relations program have included individuals with undergraduate degrees in the social science as well as areas as English, foreign languages, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, psychology, education, and business management.

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Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in International Relations Degree

Unconditional Admission

Students may be admitted if they meet the following requirements:
1. Hold a master's or high degree from a regionally accredited university. No test score required. An official transcript showing completion of a master's or higher degree is required.


2. Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) or a 3.0 grade point average on the last 30 semester hours were reached will be used to calculate the grade point average. All transcripts from all colleges or universities are required.


3. Have an acceptable score on the appropriate entrance exam
(GRE 920-verbal plus quantitative, MAT 396, GMAT 490)

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission may be granted under certain circumstances to applicants who cannot satisfy all unconditional admission requirements to a graduate program. See conditional admissions requirements in the general regulations section of the graduate catalog.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of four courses (12 semester credit hours) taken at another regionally accredited institution, each with a "B" grade or better, can be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable in catalog description to Troy University courses in the MSIR program and must be approved by the Dean of Arts and Sciences or Chair of the Department of Political Science.

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