Master of Science in International Political Economy


In today’s world, politics and the economy are intertwined. The MS in International Political Economy degree offers preparation to succeed in this dynamic, global workforce. Students will develop critical skill sets necessary to meet the needs and demands of the international diplomatic and business sectors, which include critical thinking skills, 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

MS in International Political Economy Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: The master's program in International Political Economy seeks applications from students with a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education.

GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Test score required: Yes

A verbal score of 156 and a quantitative score of 146 on the Graduate Records Examination (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 electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

A one-page essay outlining the applicant's background, education, and professional objectives.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Marjorie McDonald
Graduate Program Administrator

Dr. Clint Peinhardt
Director of Graduate Studies

Degree Information:
Dr. Banks Miller
Professor and Program Head

Possible Careers

Our interdisciplinary degree offers critical analytical and communication skills, and internships that will help you succeed regardless of the changes in the world around you. Students will be prepared for careers in policy and data analysis and administrative positions in government, nonprofit and private sectors, as well as numerous other careers in the ever-changing workforce.

Salary Information

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


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