Masters of Science

International Studies

Central to Embracing a Global Future. 

CCSU’s MS in International Studies gives you the foundation for a career in the global marketplace of government, non-profits, non-governmental organizations, and industry. Learn about the complexities that shape a region and develop the analytical and practical skills to address international issues. Focus your studies on a key area of the world including Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and one of four global themes. 

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August  
  • 30-credit program  
  • Attend full- or part-time  
  • Holistic, interdisciplinary approach  
  • Access to (separate) undergraduate language courses
  • Opportunity to study abroad  
  • Scholarship opportunities available  
  • Financial aid is available  
  • No GMAT/GRE required 

Program Options

Specialize in a Region

  • Africa 
  • East Asia 
  • Europe 
  • Latin America 
  • Middle East 

Specialize in a Global Theme

  • Communication & Diversity 
  • Energy, Resources, & Environment 
  • Population, Mobility, & Development 
  • Governance, Security, & Human Rights 

- Paul Petterson, PhD, Program Director

Our faculty are dedicated to providing our students with the personal guidance and educational opportunities that will enable them to pursue careers in all areas of global affairs. We want them to succeed in both the classroom and on their career pathway, with both skills and insight to live and work in an internationally oriented future.

- Paul Petterson, PhD, Program Director

What You'll Gain

  • Understanding of the interrelated nature of global phenomena 
  • Tolerance of and insights into the diversity of cultural values, beliefs, and worldviews  
  • Proficiency in the history, culture, and language(s) of a particular world region  
  • Critical approach to social, political, and economic issues of a global nature  
  • Ability to collect and analyze data on several projects of a global scope or that relate to a particular world area  
  • International competence, theoretical mastery, and the use of literature, data, and evidence to argue at an advanced scholarly level  
  • Skills to produce and defend a thesis or capstone project based on primary research focusing on a single world area, or that links diverse world areas in a global theme