How to Apply
Note: The Global Studies program is on hiatus and not accepting applications for Fall 2020.
The Master of Arts in Global Studies attracts a diverse group of students, from recent undergraduates to career professionals who are seeking an advanced degree — all of whom are equally passionate about international and global issues.
Although the program has a rolling admissions deadline through May 1, priority for admissions and scholarships is given to those who apply earlier. Students typically enroll full-time, though the program can also be completed on a part-time basis.
To apply for the Global Studies MA program, you need to submit:
- An online application;
- An application fee;
- Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not mail official transcripts to our office. For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page;
- Two letters of recommendation, submitted electronically;
- A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé;
- A statement of purpose indicating your reasons for undertaking graduate study and your qualifications for the academic program. The statement of purpose should clearly describe your interest in Global Studies, especially the track and issues that will constitute the focus of your coursework and research. You should also discuss your plans for a professional or academic career and how the program in Global Studies can help you achieve these goals;
- Written work. Please upload a sample of critical writing not to exceed 35 pages. The 35-page maximum may consist of a single paper or two shorter essays of approximately equal length;
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required. Our ETS institution code is 3092. This requirement is waived for Brandeis Alumni and also for applicants from Brandeis' graduate consortium (Tufts University, Boston College, and Boston University).