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University of Wyoming — International Studies Graduate Program

Program Type:
Master's International
International Studies Graduate Program
Degrees Awarded:
International Studies (MIS)
Admissions Deadlines:

Fall - February 1st

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
Program Founded:
May, 2003



  • Master's International in International Studies offers diversification using three majors
  • Access to many faculty members with previous Peace Corps experience
  • Out-of-state students are granted a tuition reduction to 1.5x the in-state tuition rate
  • Students are given academic credit up to 6 hours for completion of 27 months of Peace Corps Volunteer service while tuition is waived
  • Foreign language requirements are waived
  • Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis and pay tuition costs in addition to a monthly stipend
  • Financial aid is accessible in accordance with Federal guidelines
  • Public and private scholarships are available
  • UW Master's International allows personal design in academic choices



The University of Wyoming offers a Master's International degree in coordination with the Peace Corps in three major fields - Environment and Natural Resources, Non-governmental (NGO) administration, and Agriculture. Students also have the option of developing another concentration based on personal experience and interests, although this may be limited by availability of course offerings. Students acquire educational training for a period of one-year (24 credit hours) before participating in a 27-month service period involving a Peace Corps project overseas. The International Studies department allows students to individually design a program to meet the specific needs of both the student and the Peace Corps. Graduates of the Master's International program gain excellent academic credentials in addition to attaining significant experience abroad, which can be applied directly to the job market through the interconnections with economics, politics, social structure, and culture. Upon completion of service, students return to the University to complete final graduation requirements including the defense of a written thesis based on the field of work in the Peace Corps.


Admissions requirements of the University of Wyoming Graduate School:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Composite score of 900 on the Verbal & Quantitative sections of the GRE
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A Statement of Purpose indicating your plans for graduate study and a professional career
  • Additional requirements for International admission
  • Application must be made through the University of Wyoming Graduate School


For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Carlinda Munoz
Office Manager

International Studies
Dept. 4299
Cheney Center, Room 206
Laramie, Wyoming 82071
(307) 766-3423
(307) 766-3812

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