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General Requirements

  • This master of arts degree requires at least 36 credit hours with an option in Global Studies and an option in Area Studies.
  • MAIS students have three research and practicum options:  thesis, policy exercise and internship.
  • Students must show reading and speaking competence equivalent to the completion of three college courses in one major foreign language or the equivalent of two college courses each in two foreign languages.
  • It is strongly encouraged that every student who applies for admission to the program will have had a significant international experience, in the form of study, work or residence abroad before commencing the degree program. Students without such prior experience will be encouraged to undertake some study or work abroad of limited duration, as approved by their advisory committees, before completing the degree.
  • No more than 25 percent (nine credit hours) of the minimum 36 credit hours required for this master's degree may be transferred from other institutions, subject to the normal rules and procedures of the University of Oklahoma Graduate College.

Core Curriculum

(15 hours)

IAS 5113 Field Seminar in International Studies
IAS 5503 Theory and Practice of International Politics
IAS 5053 Global History
IAS 5523 Global Political Economy
3 Hours of research tools and methods.  Chose one from the following:
            BAD 5033 Statistical Modeling for Decision-Making
            ECON 5023 Statistics for Decision-Making
            PSC 5913 Into to the Analysis of Political and Adminstrative Data
            SOC 5283 Advanced Sociological Statistics
            GEOG 5453 Geographic Information Systems
            Advanced foreign language

Global Studies Option


CORE CURRICULUM
(15 hours)

CONCENTRATIONS (choose 9 hours in one of the following concentrations)

Global Economics and Development

Courses include: ANTH5303 Women and Development in Africa, BAD5512 Global Economics, IAS5273 Survey of International Economics, ECON5613 International Econoimcs (Trade), ECON5633 International Economics (Finance), ECON5853 World Economic Development, IAS5323 Political Economy of Development, PSC 5563 International Political Economy, PSC5573 Political Economy of Emerging Nations, PAS5673 Comparative Political Economy, SOC5943 Inequality in a Global Perspective, ECONG4713 Latin American Economic Development

Global Security Studies

Course include: IAS 5043 Global Security, IAS 5223 European Security, IAS 5940 Arab-Israeli Conflict, PSC 5553 International Security, IAS 5033 International Human Rights, IAS 5013 International Law, IAS 5003 U.S. Foreign Relations, PSC 5523 Morality and Foreign Policy, PSC 5543 International Organizations and Regimes, PSC 5623 International Terrorism, PSC 5653 Low Intensity Conflict

ELECTIVES (9 hours)

Electives may be chosen from International and Area Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology or other departments, as approved by the student’s advisory committee (may include advanced language, advanced research tool or internship credit).

RESEARCH AND PRACTICUM (3 hours.  Choose one of the following options.)

IAS 5980 MA Thesis
IAS 5923 Policy Exercise
IAS 5913 International Internship (if internship was not applied to elective hours)

Area Studies Option


CORE CURRICULUM
(15 hours)

CONCENTRATIONS (choose 6 hours in one of the following concentrations)

Global Economics and Development

Courses include: ANTH5303 Women and Development in Africa, BAD5512 Global Economics, IAS5273 Survey of International Economics, ECON5613 International Econoimcs (Trade), ECON5633 International Economics (Finance), ECON5853 World Economic Development, IAS5323 Political Economy of Development, PSC 5563 International Political Economy, PSC5573 Political Economy of Emerging Nations, PAS5673 Comparative Political Economy, SOC5943 Inequality in a Global Perspective, ECONG4713 Latin American Economic Development

Global Security Studies

Course include: IAS 5043 Global Security, IAS 5223 European Security, IAS 5940 Arab-Israeli Conflict, PSC 5553 International Security, IAS 5033 International Human Rights, IAS 5013 International Law, IAS 5003 U.S. Foreign Relations, PSC 5523 Morality and Foreign Policy, PSC 5543 International Organizations and Regimes, PSC 5623 International Terrorism, PSC 5653 Low Intensity Conflict

AREA STUDIES (6 hours in one field)

Asian Studies

Courses include: HIST6800 Seminar in Japanese History, IAS5133 Chinese Politics, AIS5153 Chinese Foreign Policy, PHIL5343 Early Chinese Philosophy, IAS5143 Political Economy of China

European Studies

Courses include: HIST6200 Seminar in European History, IAS5213 Politics of the EU, IAS5223 European Security, PSC5603 Russian Politics, PSC5643 Politics in Western Europe

Latin American Studies

Courses include: HIST6300 Seminar in Latin American History, IAS 5313 Mass Culture and Culture Industries in Modern Latin America, IAS5353 Latin American International Relations, PSC5683 Politics in Latin America, ECONG4713 Latin American Economic Development

Middle Eastern Studies

Courses include: HIST6600 Seminar in Middle Eastern History, IAS5940 Arab-Israeli Conflict, IAS5433 International Relations of the Middle East, IAS5453 Politics and Policy of the Middle East, PSC 5663 Politics of the Middle East

ELECTIVES (6 hours)

Electives may be chosen from International and Area Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology or other departments, as approved by the student’s advisory committee (may include advanced language, advanced research tool or internship credit).

RESEARCH AND PRACTICUM (3 hours.  Choose one of the following options.)

IAS 5980 MA Thesis
IAS 5923 Policy Exercise
IAS 5913 International Internship (if internship was not applied to elective hours)