Georgia Institute of Technology

www.inta.gatech.edu

Overview

Georgia Tech consistently ranks among the top ten public universities in the United States. The campus occupies 450 acres in the heart of the progressive city of Atlanta. Georgia Tech enrolls more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students who receive a focused and technologically based education. Students come to the Institute from all 50 states and from dozens of foreign countries.

The Nunn School is dedicated to delivering programs in education, research and public outreach that provide a greater understanding of the factors that shape our world. The only one of its kind at a leading technology institute, The Nunn School combines learning and experience through its interdisciplinary degree programs, policy-relevant research with a strong theoretical foundation and regular interaction with practitioners.

The Nunn School is dedicated to providing personalized and individualized mentoring and leadership from our faculty and staff for our students. We are able to do this because of our purposefully small program size.

Our exceptional faculty conducts research on a range of topics in the fields of international political economy, comparative politics and international security policy. In addition, faculty members possess a strong regional expertise in East Asia, Europe and Latin America. Our students participate in a rich array of educational activities, such as the MacArthur Foundation-funded "Sam Nunn Security Program," while enhancing their learning through NSF fellowships in information security, building a Truth and Reconciliation Commission website in Liberia, participating in internships and study abroad programs, among many others.

The Nunn School offers various outreach programs, including a biennial forum that draws academic, government and private-sector experts to campus to analyze issues of national and international importance. The school also cosponsors programs with the Center for International Business Education and Research, the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Southern Center for International Affairs and others. We are proud to house the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies as well as the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy.

A lively metropolitan area with a population of approximately 6 million, Atlanta offers many cultural and economic opportunities. The Georgia Tech campus is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, near the High Museum of Art, the Georgia Aquarium, the Carter Center, the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Centennial Olympic Park, CNN and Turner Field. Students are encouraged to supplement their academic education with the resources available in this bustling international center.

APSIA Membership: Full APSIA Member School

Addresses

General

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
781 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0610

  • (404) 894-1905
  • (404) 894-1900
  • email

Admissions

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Graduate Admissions
Georgia Institute of Technology
781 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0610

  • (404) 894-1905
  • (404) 894-1900
  • email

Career Services

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Graduate Professional Development
Georgia Institute of Technology
781 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0610

  • (404) 894-0342
  • (404) 894-1900
  • email

Degree Requirements

PhD in International Affairs, Science and Technology (IAST) - 4-6 years

  • 54 hours + dissertation and qualification exams

Master of Science in International Affairs (MS INTA) - 2 years

  • Complete forty-two credits (14 classes) of coursework
  • Demonstrate foreign language familiarity through completion of two years of foreign language study in the same language, preferably before entering the program.
  • Demonstrate economics literacy through completion of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics, preferably before entering the program.
  • Demonstrate technology literacy through completion of one approved technology course such as computer programming, database design and operation, spreadsheet development and operation, simulation model design and use, development and use of geographic information or cartography systems, or operation of large computer systems/computer networks

Fields of Specialization

The Master of Science in International Affairs program provides the theoretical and methodological skills to demystify the major issues confronting the world today. Students have the opportunity to tailor the program to their individual interests through elective offerings in the School and interdisciplinary work in economics, management, public policy, computer science, engineering, and other fields. We encourage internships that provide relevant work experience and participation in overseas programs.

Each student in the Master of Science program must choose two of our four tracks in order to specialize.

  • International Affairs and Security:
  • Comparative and Regional Studies:
  • Globalization and Development:
  • Science and Technology:

    Core Courses

    MS and PhD core: International Relations Theory, Empirical Research Methods, International Security, Comparative Politics, International Political Economy

    PhD core includes courses on Science, Technology and International Affairs in addition to MS core.

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