Welcome to the Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS)!
Old Dominion University Earns Prestigious Research 1 Designation
Old Dominion University earned the Research 1 Classification, indicating "very high research activity," from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it among the highest level of research institutions in the United States.
GPIS Faculty and Alumni Attend the ISA 2022 Convention
The annual convention was held March 28 - April 2, 2022. Click the "read more" link below to view the convention program.
Our graduate programs offer a range of exciting specializations including U.S. foreign policy, conflict and cooperation, international political economy, strategic leadership, comparative cultural and political studies, and modeling and simulation. GPIS students interact with distinguished faculty in interdisciplinary, globally-oriented MA and PhD programs that are designed to guide them in exploring important political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of our interdependent world.
We pride ourselves on having a vibrant student body that comes from diverse backgrounds within the United States and all over the world. Our students regularly receive Fulbright scholarships and secure NATO internships. Equipped with outstanding knowledge of world affairs as well as analytical and cross-cultural skills, GPIS graduates have succeeded in leadership positions in academia, government, and the non-profit sector. In addition, the deep and dynamic GPIS alumni network provides mentoring opportunities for current and future students, enhancing their prospects for successful careers after graduation.
We invite you to explore our website and contact us if you want to learn more about our programs.