John P. Opladen, SIS/MIS ‘14
The MIS program proved this 'broadening' principle true in myriad ways.
In the Army we talk a lot about the value of "broadening." I chose the MIS program to broaden my knowledge of International Relations and other topics in the field. The program's strengths lie in the fact that every student has worked in their respective field for an average of 7 years and brings a wealth of valuable experience and insight to the class discussions. Exposure to new things off the traditional Army career path has enormous benefit.
75 percent of classes offered after 5 p.m. to accommodate working professionals
Classes typically meet 2.5 hours 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 and whether you are a domestic or international student.
Application deadlines for the On-campus Master of International Service are as follows:
- Fall semester (international applicants): July 1
- Fall semester (domestic applicants): July 31
- Spring semester (all applicants): November 1
Application deadlines for the Online Master of International Service are as follows:
- To start classes January 7, 2018: Apply by November 13, 2017
- To start classes May 7, 2018: Apply by March 12, 2018
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.