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Master of Science in International Political Economy


In today’s world, politics and the economy are intertwined. The master of science in international political economy degree prepares students to succeed in this dynamic, global workforce. Students will develop critical skills necessary to meet the needs and demands of the international diplomatic and business sectors, which include critical thinking, knowledge of multiple cultures and cultural contexts, rigorous research skills and the ability to communicate effectively in an array of environments.

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: International Political Economy

Catalog page: MS

MS in International Political Economy Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Test score required: Yes

Verbal score of 156 and quantitative score of 146 on the GRE

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Betsy Albritton
Degree Information:
Dr. Dohyeong Kim
Director of Graduate Studies
Office: GR 3.209
Dr. Jennifer Holmes
Professor and Head
Office: GR 3.805

Possible Careers

Policy analysts, government officials, consultant in development policy, foreign and security policy, public administration, international political economy, public policy and in the private sector

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.