About Diplomacy and International Commerce

If you are among the best and the brightest, the  U.K. Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce offers you the opportunity and the challenge of integrating your undergraduate and graduate courses of study in a single continuous, accelerated program culminating in both a baccalaureate degree in Political Science and a Masters of Arts in Diplomacy and International Commerce.  If you are interested in Foreign Service, development, diplomacy, national security, commerce or international organization and nonprofit organization work, this program could be for you.  It offers the added benefits of allowing you to take graduate-level courses during the fourth year of your undergraduate program, accelerating the completion of your Masters program.

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50-75%: UK’s Masters Program costs 50-75% less than its competitors, giving you a valuable and affordable degree!

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Top 25: This program allows GC students an accelerated pathway into one of the top 25 programs in the world for the study of diplomacy

Program Requirements

Application to the program should be submitted during the second semester of the student’s junior year.  Applicants should have (1) completed at least 86 credit hours of work toward the bachelor’s degree or be eligible for senior standing in the semester they are admitted to the program; and (2) earned an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.5 in the major field and 3.2 cumulative.

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