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***This program is currently on hiatus and not accepting applications for the coming academic cycle***


Brandeis University’s Master of Arts in Global Studies focuses on the dynamic interplay of diverse global processes (whereas an international relations program would study exchanges between nations, multi-/bilateral agreements, and diplomacy). Our graduate program offers students advanced training in a global studies concentration and independent research leading to a Master's thesis. Students are exposed to a broad range of electives taught by our faculty experts and have flexibility in designing one's own curriculum and thesis to match their own interests. Visit the program website for more information. Application instructions can be found below.

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How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Please note that our program is not accepting applications for this cycle.

MA: Fall semester (starts in late August) — rolling through May 1; application review begins January 15
Five-Year Bachelor's/Master's Program(for current Brandeis undergraduate students): Brandeis juniors: May 1

Application Requirements

To apply for the program, you need to submit:

Foreign Language Requirement: All Global Studies students must have advanced training in a foreign language (defined as at least one level beyond the graduation requirement at Brandeis). In cases where students lack sufficient language training, they can satisfy this requirement by an intensive summer course (either the semester before or after the residence year), by taking the corresponding course at Brandeis (as an additional course), or by private study and a qualifying language examination at the end of the second semester.

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.