Marwa Elsayed, SIS/MIS ‘15
My career and my studies complemented each other.
I’m in the field—I work with people from the State Department, Department of Defense—but still, I needed the academic side. This academic side complemented my professional knowledge and gave me an academic way of thinking, of analyzing problems, and of coming up with policy recommendations on how to fight terrorism. Learn more about my experience in the MIS program.
75 percentof classes offered after 5 p.m. to accommodate working professionals
Classes typically meet 2.5hours once per week
Students that meet advanced requirements can reduce their required MIS credits from 30 to only 24 credits
When you should apply to the program depends on what semester you want to start taking classes in.
Priority deadlines for the On-campus Master of International Service are as follows:
- Fall semester: March 15
- Spring semester: October 1
Applications are accepted after the prioirty deadline and will be considered on a space-available basis.
Application deadlines for the Online Master of International Service are as follows:
- Fall Semester: Early July, (Priority deadline: early June)
- Spring Semester: Early November, (Priority deadline: mid October )
- Summer Semester: Early March, (Priority deadline: early February)
Missed a deadline but still interested in applying? Email the SIS Graduate Admissions office.
Wherever you aspire to be! The Master of International Service program is unique in the flexibility it affords professionals with at least seven years of professional experience to earn an executive-focused graduate degree from one of the top-10 international affairs schools in the world.
Graduates have gone into careers at the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Amnesty International in addition to other nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses.
Looking for more information or help? SIS has a dedicated career development center to assist current students and alumni.
Applicants may choose to complete the Master of International Service program as a full-time or part-time, depending on their scheduling needs. Full-time students can finish the program in as little as one year with advanced standing status or transfer credits. Part-time students typically complete the program in two years.
No, the GRE is not required to apply for the Master of International Service program.