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.
To be considered for admission to the MSIPM program, applications should submit the following to KSU Graduate Admissions:
- A completed online KSU Graduate Admissions 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 Criteria for Unique Cases
Currently, there are no exceptions to the admission requirements.
No credit from outside institutions is accepted for this degree program.
Petition to Graduate
MSIPM candidates must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of their degree requirements. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Academic Policies .
Program of Study