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How to Apply

Apply Online for Fall Admission!The M.A. in International Studies Program (MAIS) starts every fall (late August). The priority application date is February 15. Applications are accepted and reviewed for fall 2015 admission on a space-available basis after the February 15 deadline.

PLEASE NOTE: To start your application, click here for important instructions and items required by all graduate programs. In addition, read below for instructions specific to the M.S. in International Studies.

International applicants please click here for important instructions.

Bachelor Degree Background

Applicants can hold a Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in any academic subject from a recognized university-level institution. Evidence of a second semester university level non-English language course or fluency in a non-English language is recommended for entrance into the program.

Tuition Deposit

All students who are admitted to the graduate program are required to submit a tuition deposit to reserve a space in the program after notification of admission is received. The tuition deposit deadline is included in the student's letter of admission. The tuition deposit must be received at the MAIS Program at USF on, or before, that date or the admitted student is not guaranteed a place in the graduate program and the admission will be canceled.

Advising, Registration, Orientation and Start of Classes

Admitted students should contact the MAIS Program for details about the advising and registration schedule in late August for new students each fall. The MAIS Program can be contacted at 415.422.5541 or