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International Studies (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in International Studies is a highly customizable and interdisciplinary degree. The Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS) offers advanced research opportunities and training in global problems and transnational issues. Students may choose from one of several concentrations to focus their studies: U.S. foreign policy and international relations, conflict and cooperation, international political economy and development, interdependence and transnationalism, and comparative and regional studies, modeling and simulation, and cultural studies.

International Studies (Ph.D.)


Description


What is International Studies at ODU like?

The Ph.D. in International Studies is a highly customizable and interdisciplinary degree. The Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS) offers advanced research opportunities and training in global problems and transnational issues. Students may choose from one of several concentrations to focus their studies: U.S. foreign policy and international relations, conflict and cooperation, international political economy and development, interdependence and transnationalism, and comparative and regional studies, modeling and simulation, and cultural studies.

Program Highlights


What makes International Studies at ODU unique?

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to global problems

  • Individual mentoring

  • Dedicated career development opportunities

  • Strong alumni community

Careers


What are some careers in this field?
  • Professor at a Research Universitie
  • Professor at a Liberal Art College
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Specialist at a Non-Governmental Organization
  • International Development Specialist
  • International Affairs Researcher at a Think Tank
  • International Affairs Advisor with a Multinational Company

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Government departments and agencies, non-governmental organizations, governmental organizations, academia  

Courses


What are some courses offered in International Studies at ODU?

IS 600:
Research Methods in International Studies


Interdisciplinary quantitative techniques applicable to the study of international phenomena.

IS 606:
American Foreign Policy and World Order


NON-GPIS STUDENTS MUST RECEIVE PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

IS 620:
Advanced Statistical Techniques for International Studies


NON-GPIS STUDENTS MUST RECEIVE PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for International Studies at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in International Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

All candidates for admission into the Ph.D. must submit:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores; may be waived by the Director.

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate or prior graduate course work submitted directly by all universities attended;

  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two of which should be from prior professors) addressing the candidate’s capacity to undertake graduate work in international/global issues;

  • An essay of not more than 500 words describing interest in and capacity for advanced training in global/transnational issues; and

  • One example of writing or research (a paper submitted to a seminar, a publication or report, or other comparable example).

  • Any prior graduate course work taken at Old Dominion University (e.g., in nondegree status) or at another institution can be counted toward the Ph.D. degree only in accordance with the provisions governing transfer of credit and the director’s approval.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Contact


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Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Associate Professor & Director of International Studies Programs


Name:

Regina Karp


Location:

7047 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5702


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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