» Master of Arts in International Studies

In today’s globalized environment, expertise in international affairs is essential to understanding and working in the contemporary world.

Chapman University’s Master of Arts in International Studies is a two-year interdisciplinary course of study that links global theory and practice. The program prepares graduates for a range of global careers with the nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the United Nations (UN), U.S. Foreign Service, and other global entities.

Chapman’s  program is distinctive in its interdisciplinary approach to understanding global challenges through its emphasis on applied and experiential education. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty from various disciplines including Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Communication, Peace Studies and Law. International Studies faculty bring to the classroom extensive research and professional expertise from around the world. The International Studies program enhances students’ cross-cultural professional skills through an immersive 240-hour internship experience, chosen from a variety of international careers in non-profit, humanitarian and development work, diplomacy, education, and business. International Studies students culminate their degrees with the MA thesis, which analyzes contemporary global challenges. The International Studies program immerses students in culture and real-world inquiry, offering the language and professional skills necessary to succeed in global professions.

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Crystal Murphy, PhD
Program Director, MA International Studies
(714) 628-2763

David Krausman
Graduate Programs Coordinator
(714) 516-7116

Sharnique Dow
Graduate Admission Counselor
(714) 997-6770

For additional admission information, please contact:
Office of Graduate Admission
888-CU-APPLY or (714) 997-6711