How to Apply

Students looking to major in Global Studies must first complete the pre-major requirements, then submit an application to be admitted into the major. Our BA, BS and master’s programs also include intercultural research and experience requirements that ensure each student spends 10 immersive weeks in a study abroad program, internship, research project, or volunteer experience.

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Incoming Students

We offer personalized study pathways, allowing you to tailor your training toward your career goals. Our unique pre-major helps you get on track from the very beginning, meeting requirements and laying the foundation for timely graduation while still finding time for study abroad, an internship or two, activities on campus and networking with faculty and other students. Our faculty provide “matriculation-to-graduation" support to students – from getting to know you in your first term at the UO to celebrating their success and launching them into the world.

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Current UO Students

Current UO Students

Our major offers you the structure to stay on track for graduation, alongside the freedom to choose classes from across campus that are tailored to your studies, goals and specific career interests. Our gateway courses provide a solid grounding in current global issues and skills needed for diverse, internationalized workplaces. Specializing in a professional concentration enables you to go in-depth on a topic of your choice.

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How to Apply to Graduate Programs

Every student in our graduate program works closely with a faculty mentor who is invested in your success. Together, you'll design a set of courses that draw from departments across campus, tailored to your own unique experiences, interests and career aspirations.

Our MA program is distinctive, allowing you to create a significant original piece of scholarship that demonstrates to prospective employers that you can:

  • Identify and frame issues
  • Gather original information to use as evidence
  • Sustain and complete a long-term project
  • Write professionally, clearly and convincingly

Scholarships & Funding

The Department of Global Studies offers multiple scholarships to fund undergraduate studies and international experiences. Global Studies is able to offer most of our MA students a full academic year (3 academic terms) of support as a tuition and fee waiver, health benefits, and a .40 FTE GE (Graduate Employee) salary for teaching assistance or other on-campus employment. Many GLBL MA students are able to secure a second year of GE funding as well. GE funding is contingent on making satisfactory academic progress.