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Graduate ISSP: Policy and Global Studies

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. The Graduate ISSP helps to bridge the gap in academic or English skills by offering a range of courses such as research methods and academic communication.

With an emphasis on social justice, government accountability and transparency, strengthening democratic institutions, and sustainable policies for people and planet, the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies trains the next generation of local and global leaders in conflict resolution, gerontology, global comparative public administration, global governance and human security, international relations, public administration, and public policy.

Bachelor's Degree

 

UMass Boston
Master's Degree

 

Fees

Year International Students

2017

US$28,035 (Two semesters)

* Other mandatory fees apply

 

Location

Duration

Two semesters (up to 9 credits)

Semester Start Date

Fall: September 2018

Graduate ISSP program components
Semester 1 Course title Credits

NAV 001

 

Navigating the Graduate Student Pathway

 

0

 

NAV 002

Introduction to Graduate Research

0

PSEM

Graduate ISSP Seminar

0

INTREL 611

Theories of International Relations

3 (UMB)

INTREL 612

 Issues in World Politics

3 (UMB)

Total credits

6

Semester 2 Course title Credits

NAV 003

Academic Communication for Graduate Students

0

NAV 004

Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students

0

INTREL 613

International Relations Research Methods

3 (UMB)

INTREL 614

International Political Economy

3 (UMB)

PSEM

Graduate ISSP Seminar

0

Total credits

6

Total program credits 9-12*

International Relations, MA

  • Progression requirements: B in all classes; 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Graduate ISSP credit hours applied to degree: 9-12 credit hours (3-4 credit courses). Number of credits applied to degree is subject to evaluation by the Graduate Program Department.
  • Remaining credit hours to complete degree program: 15-18 credit hours

Conflict Resolution, MA

  • Progression requirements: B in all classes; 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Graduate ISSP credit hours applied to degree: 3-6 credit hours (1-2 credit courses). Number of credits applied to degree is subject to evaluation by the Graduate Program Department.
  • Remaining credit hours to complete degree program: 24-30 credit hours

Entry into your UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies graduate degree program

Disclaimer: This information may be subject to change without notice or at the discretion of UMass Boston ISSP or Navitas Limited.