Department of Political Science and International Affairs

The Master of Science in International Policy Management

General Requirements for Admission to the MSIPM Program

To be considered for admission to the MSIPM, applicants must submit the following credentials to the KSU Graduate Admissions office:

  • Submission of a completed application to the graduate admission office along with a non-refundable fee;
  • Evidence that the student has a baccalaureate or KSU-approved equivalent degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Exam - GRE (verbal, quantitative and analytical) or Graduate Management Admissions Test - GMAT scores;
  • An application letter outlining the student’s goals for work in the program, including a rationale for why/how this program will meet the applicant’s professional needs;
  • A writing sample of about 5 pages that demonstrates the applicant’s writing ability. The sample may come from previous undergraduate or graduate course work. It can also be professional (work-related) writing.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

International applicants have additional requirements. See Graduate Admissions section of this catalog. For online programs, I-20s will not be issued.

Admission decisions are based on overall evaluation of all these elements.