Contact: Dr. Thomas Doleys, Program Director
Office: 5038 - Social Sciences Building
Phone: (470) 578-6497
Fax: (470) 578-6312
The MSIPM Program is a cohort-based online Master’s degree program. The program builds on KSU’s strong tradition of, and longstanding commitment to, globally-focused education. The theoretically-grounded, empirically-focused, and policy-relevant curriculum equips graduates with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s increasingly internationalized professional world.
The MSIPM program is a 33 semester-hour course of study. Students begin as a group in the fall semester of year one and complete the program in May of year two. Since courses are offered in a predetermined sequence, program time-to-completion is only 20 months.
General Requirements for Admission to the MSIPM Program
To be considered for admission to the MSIPM program, applications should submit the following to KSU Graduate Admissions:
- A completed online KSU Graduate Application;
- Evidence that the applicant has a bachelor’s degree or a KSU-approved equivalent degree from an accredited college or university;
- Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and/or Law School Admissions Test (LSAT);
- A letter of interest outlining the applicant’s educational goals, 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.
Admitted students are required to attend an orientation held on the Kennesaw State University campus prior to the start of their first term. At orientation, students will learn program expectations, meet members of their cohort, interact with program faculty, and obtain hands-on experience with the online learning management system (D2L Brightspace). Any admitted student who does not attend orientation may be disqualified from continuing in the program.
Grades in Graduate Courses
Expectations for satisfactory graduate level student performance are detailed in the Academic Policies section of this catalog.
Petition to Graduate
MSIPM candidates must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of their degree requirements.
Program of Study