Five Year BS/MS in International Affairs

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs offers a BS/MS program for students enrolled in the following undergraduate programs:

  • BS in International Affairs
  • BS in International Affairs and Modern Languages
  • BS in Economics and International Affairs

The five-year program is for students who demonstrate an interest in and ability for additional education beyond the BS degree.

Students in the BS/MS program will remain undergraduates until they meet requirements for the undergraduate degree, at which point they will receive their BS degree and be changed to graduate status. Students will be eligible to apply for the program after completion of 45 semester credit hours at Georgia Tech (i.e., at the end of their third semester), and if they show appropriate progress in their degree program thereafter.

Any student in good standing in the BS International Affairs program is eligible to apply to the program. Admissions decisions will be based on GPA and judgments of the faculty who have served as advisors or instructors. Continuation in the program will require the student to maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher in Ivan Allen College courses. The program will not penalize students who opt out after the bachelor's degree.

Students participating in this program will be eligible for the six semester credit-hour Graduate Course Option, which allows students completing both the bachelor's and master's in the same discipline to use up to 6 credit hours of graduate-level coursework in the major discipline for both degrees.

The 5-Year program allows you to receive credit for INTA 6202/6302 by taking them as an undergraduate student. This drops your total credit hours required for the graduate degree from 42 hours to 36 hours. INTA 6202/6302 fulfill the INTA 3110/3203 requirements for your undergrad degree. After graduating from the BS portion of the program, you will have 36 graduate course hours remaining.

Graduate-Level Credits Required

  • Core-15 hours (6 hours completed during BS program)
  • Electives- 27 hours

Total of 42 hours (36 total after completing BS program)

Specific Program Requirements

  • INTA 6202, Comp. Politics
  • INTA 6302, Int’l Pol Econ
  • INTA 6003, Empirical Methods
  • INTA 6102, IR Theory
  • INTA 6103, Int’l Security
  • MS Track and Free Electives

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