Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

International Studies, MA


This program has decided to pause admissions effective fall, 2023.

Acting Program Coordinator: Jean-Luc Scemama (1002 Bate Building; 252-328-6249; scemamaj@ecu.edu)

The degree requires a minimum of 33 s.h. as follows:

Notes:


  • Waiver may be granted by international studies program coordinator.
  • Students must successfully complete the comprehensive cumulative portfolio required in INTL 6940.

III. Complete Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement


IV. Options


(Choose one of the following options.)

A. Thesis option - 15 s.h.


1. Research skills (3 s.h.)


Choose one of the following research skills/methods courses related to the major area of study and intended research in consultation with the program coordinator.

2. Thesis (6 s.h.)


Students must pass the thesis defense and repeat INTL 7000 once for a total of of 6 s.h.

3. Electives (6 s.h.)


Electives must be at the 5000-level or higher and must be approved by the program coordinator. Electives should be in an academic, professional, or geographic field related to the thesis.

B. Nonthesis option - 15 s.h.


Students complete 15 s.h. of program coordinator approved coursework at the 5000 or higher level in an academic, professional, or geographic concentration, but not limited to, the following concentrations and related courses. Students are encouraged to ask the program coordinator about the possibility of completing a graduate certificate in the chosen area of study or in a related field of study.

2. Development and Environmental Planning Concentration


Graduate Certificate in Development and Environmental Planning

A 12 s.h. graduate certificate in development and environmental planning is offered by the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment (Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences). For more information, click here .

3. Economic Development Concentration


Graduate Certificate in Economic Development

A 15 s. h. graduate certificate in economic development is offered by the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment (Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences). For more information, click here .

Graduate Certificate in Ethnic and Rural Health Disparities

A 12 s.h. graduate certificate in ethnic and rural health disparities is offered by the Department of Public Health (Brody School of Medicine). For more information, click here .

Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

A 12 s.h. graduate certificate in health communication is offered by the School of Communication (College of Fine Arts and Communication). For more information, click here .

Graduate Certificate in Hispanic Studies

An 18 s.h. graduate certificate in Hispanic studies is offered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences).

Graduate Certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures

A 12 s.h. graduate certificate in multicultural and transnational literatures is offered by the Department of English (Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences). For more information, click here .

Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication

A 15 s.h. graduate certificate in professional communication is offered by the Department of English (Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences). For more information, click here .

Graduate Certificate in Public Health Foundations and Practice

A 15 s.h. graduate certificate in public health foundations and practice is offered by the Department of Public Health (Brody School of Medicine). For more information, click here .

Graduate Certificate in Public Management and Leadership

A 15 s.h. graduate certificate in public management and leadership is offered by the Department of Political Science (Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences). For more information, click here .

Graduate Certificate in Security Studies

A 15 s.h. graduate certificate in security studies is offered by the Department of Political Science (Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences). For more information, click here .

Graduate Certificate in Student Affairs in Higher Education

A 15 s.h. graduate certificate in student affairs in higher education is offered by the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions (College of Education). For more information, click here .

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

A 12 s.h. certificate in sustainable tourism is offered by the School of Hospitality Leadership (College of Business). For more information, click here .

Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

A 9 s.h. certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) is offered by the Department of English (Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences). For more information, click here .