Master Of Arts in International Affairs Degree Program
The MA seeks a diverse and multicultural pool of applicants eager to pursue rigorous graduate study in an international environment while benefitting from the many opportunities for intellectual and professional growth available in Rome. Applications are welcome from holders of an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. Students are encouraged to have completed some coursework in political science and international affairs as part of their undergraduate degree and the equivalent of at least one year of university-level coursework in a foreign language. Applicants from different or interdisciplinary backgrounds and a strong academic record are also welcome to apply to the degree program. Seminars and courses are conducted in English and admittance to the program requires a high-level proficiency in the English language, both spoken and written.
HOW TO APPLY
Admission is based on a review of the following items:
- A completed application form;
- A personal statement of 700 words detailing your reasons for interest in the program;
- A writing sample or excerpt (circa 1500 words) which highlights your academic level of English;
- A CV/Resume
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) study undertaken to date. Transcripts not in English or Italian must be accompanied by a certified English translation;
- Proof of completion of a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent at an accredited university, if not attested in the official transcripts*;
- GRE scores - optional, but strongly recommended for applicants wishing to be considered for funding. Our GRE code is 7772;
- Three letters of reference from professors evaluating your academic work and appropriateness for graduate study;
- English proficiency: applicants who are not native speakers of English and have not studied at an English-speaking institution of higher education for at least two years are required to submit proof of English proficiency in the form of official letter from the institution at which the applicant holds a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) attesting that English was the principal language of instruction for the degree; or scores on one of the following English language proficiency tests.
*Students graduating with a BA in the spring will be required to submit their final transcripts and diploma prior to the start of the program.
|English language proficiency tests accepted||Minimum score required|
|IELTS - Academic||7.0 in each subtest|
|C1 Advanced (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)||185|
|PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic version)||70|
A 50 dollar/50 euro non-refundable application fee is required for the processing of the application. The application fee is waived for current John Cabot University students and alumni. Please note that only U.S. and Canadian citizens may pay in dollars. Payment options.
Where to send your application materials
All elements of the application are to be submitted via email to [email protected]. Transcripts, letters of recommendation, and standardized exam scores (IELTS, GRE, etc.) must be emailed directly by the granting institution, professor, or examining board. Admission is competitive. For an application to be considered, all required materials must be received by published deadline.
Applicants who wish to be given priority in financial aid consideration must submit all application materials by February 1 and will be notified of an admissions decision on March 1.
After the February 1 priority deadline, we will accept applications on a rolling basis
according to the following deadlines:
May 1: applicants who wish to be considered for JCU housing.
May 30: applicants who do not need JCU housing but need a study visa.
June 30: applicants who do not need JCU housing and do not need a study visa.