Interested in advancing your career with a graduate degree or certificate in International Security Studies? Learn how to apply to our fully online program.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2020

Apply by December 10, 2019

Summer 2020

Apply by April 1, 2020

Fall 2020

Apply by July 31, 2020

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Admission Requirements

M.A. in International Security Studies

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE not required

Graduate Certificate in International Security Studies

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • One letter of recommendation
  • GRE not required

International Students

International students must also demonstrate English language proficiency.

Application Materials Checklist

No GRE scores are required

Online Graduate Application

The application for both the M.A. and certificate programs is available online through UA GradApp, the UA Graduate Admissions Application. After you enter your personal details and educational history, choose Arizona Online as the campus and International Security Studies from the list of either Master's or Certificate programs.


You will need to supply official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Please have these documents delivered to the Graduate College, either electronically or through the post, at:

Graduate College
The University of Arizona
Administration Building, Room 322
PO Box 210066
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should overview your future goals and career objectives, and how the ISS program will fit in with your future plans. The questions below will help you get started on this requirement. 

  1. What are your career objectives?
  2. How have your undergraduate education and work experience contributed to your degree objectives?
  3. How will this graduate program help advance your career?
  4. Please provide any other information that you think will be helpful to the admissions committee. 


Review our frequently asked questions or contact us.