Graduate

Join a community of leading scholars exploring global and international issues.

At SGIS, graduate students can choose versatile majors, supported by cutting-edge resources and a faculty with more diverse research interests and areas of expertise than any other comparable program in the nation.

calligraphyPrograms for Every Interest

SGIS currently offers 29 graduate programs, ranging from the doctoral level to certificates. Students can choose to concentrate on virtually any region of the globe, from Africa to China and everywhere in between. Their research efforts are supported by area studies centers and lesser commonly taught language learning.

Partnerships that Broaden Horizons

SGIS students can make their education work even harder for their futures by getting dual Master’s degrees with one of our partner schools. With Master’s degree options ranging from Business Administration and Information Science to Public Health, there’s a program for every career path.

More Degree Options on the Way

SGIS is rapidly expanding, and we have added new programs, including a Master of Arts in International Studies. Our roster of degrees will continue to increase into 2017.


Master & Doctoral

The School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) currently offers 30 graduate degrees in area studies, including master’s degrees, certificates, and doctoral majors and minors, with numerous options for dual master’s degrees in collaboration with professional schools. SGIS also offers a Ph.D. minor in Global Studies and a Ph.D. minor in Human Rights.

Admission to SGIS graduate programs is administered by the University Graduate School.

New and Upcoming Degree Options

SGIS has added new degree options this year and will add more in 2017.

2016 Degree Program
Possible Future Degree Options
  • Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies (Ph.D.)
  • Executive master’s degree in International and Global Studies
  • Online certificates

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M.A. Degrees

Graduate Certificates

Ph.D. Majors

Ph.D. Minors

In addition, the department of East Asian Languages and Cultures offers Secondary School Teacher Certification in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean with the IU School of Education.

classroomDual Degrees

Master's in Business Administration
Master's in Information Science
Master's in Library Science
Master's in Public Affairs
Master's in Public Health

Learn about other degree options within the College of Arts and Sciences or contact the Office of Graduate Academic Affairs.


Cost & Financial Aid

Indiana University awards and facilitates many forms of funding and financial aid for graduate students.

IU graduate students have an impressive track record in obtaining funding from competitive national and international sources.

The University Graduate School maintains extensive information on funding sources for graduate study. Check with faculty and administration within your department for details and programs that may not be linked from this site.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are an important source of funding for graduate students in languages and area studies. Over 120 FLAS fellowships were awarded last year.

The Charles and Kathleen Manatt Democracy Studies Fellowship Program nurtures talent in democracy-building among graduate students pursuing a degree in the American Midwest.

Get more information on internal funding:

More information on awards for international study and research is available from The Office of the Vice President for Research.

Information about tuition costs and other fees is available through the Office of the Bursar.

Financial aid information for graduate students is available through the University Graduate School.