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International Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
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.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at University of Miami offers undergraduate students knowledge and skills that are critical to succeed in today's globalized world. 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 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.‌

Mission

The INS Program promotes, through its interdisciplinary reach, the exploration of various theoretical and analytical approaches and methodological techniques intended to offer students a broad program of study focused on the interaction between the local and the global, from the historical to the contemporary, while tracking possible alternative future scenarios and developments in the international system.

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

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

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the Common Application. Upon submitting, you will be asked to pay a $70 nonrefundable application fee.
  • If you have attended a secondary school outside of the United States, you must submit your official secondary school documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, examination results, etc.)
  • We require you to submit two letters of recommendation: one from a high school guidance counselor and one from a teacher. 
  • The University of Miami is need-aware for first-year international undergraduate applicants. This means that, for a portion of international applicants, the Admission Committee will consider that student’s ability to pay tuition without the need for financial aid. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 USD per year 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

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