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International Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , FL,
The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies offers undergraduate students knowledge and skills that are critical to succeed in today's globalized world. 

About

Through its interdisciplinary faculty, the undergraduate program advances students' understanding of governance, development, migration, security, economics, and the socio-political dynamics of regions such as Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The Department of International Studies makes it a core educational mission to provide undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Miami with a firm grounding in the social sciences and the humanities disciplines to foster creative exploration and analysis of politics and policymaking from alternative perspectives.

The Department of International Studies has two core interrelated objectives: to produce original academic research, and to educate students to become twenty-first century leaders in the private and the public sectors.

The undergraduate program exposes students to a wide of range of knowledge and skills. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an understanding of the international system’s past, present and future. The aim is for students to develop the critical-analytical skills necessary for a successful career in international business, diplomacy, policy, and development. Proficiency in a foreign language is required of all majors and study abroad opportunities are readily available to help students gain first-hand experience in cultures and institutions outside the United States.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Perspectives
  • Global Economics
  • INS Methodology
  • Advanced Topics in INS
  • Advanced Topics in INS II
  • Global Political Economy
  • Economics of Development and the Environment
  • The History of Zionism
  • Democratization
  • Foreign Policy Topics
  • INS Advanced Seminar
  • Honors Thesis
  • Honors Thesis II
  • United Nations Seminar

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2100 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2100 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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