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Master's in Global Studies

Educating the Next Generation of Global Leaders - The Master of Science degree in Global Studies is designed to prepare students to manage international responsibilities and solve world problems. The focus areas guide students to develop global perspectives and leadership skills for a variety of professional contexts. 

Potential Career Paths of Global Studies Graduates

  • Multinational Corporations
  • Nonprofit and Service Organizations
  • Government Agencies

Curriculum/Focus Areas

Our interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes real-world issues, including business, economic development, security and disaster management, global leadership, media, and public and international policy.

  • Global Trade
  • Global Disaster and Crisis Management
  • Public Diplomacy and Global Communication
  • Global Leadership and Development
Dean Randy Kluver

The curriculum of the School of Global studies is designed to help students understand and address real issues of global significance. SGS supports global engagement at Oklahoma State University through education and experiential learning opportunities.

- Dr. Randy Kluver
Associate Provost and Dean

Meet our Departmental Faculty



  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation (collected within the application)
  • Proof of English Proficiency for international students : TOEFL of 79/550 or IELTS of 6.5 
  • Payment of online application fee (mailed checks or money orders are not accepted)

The School of Global Studies does not require a GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT score.

Application Deadlines

The School of Global Studies has rolling deadlines, so you can submit your application at any time and begin the program in the Fall, Spring or Summer term. However, to be given consideration for any of the School of Global Studies scholarships or distinguished fellowships for the academic year, you must submit the scholarship application by April 1. 


Your application will be reviewed by the Director of the School of Global Studies, other faculty and staff. You will receive a decision email within two weeks of submitting your completed application. 


Don and Cathey Humphrey's Long-Term Travel Grants

These grants are great funding options for students pursuing an overseas internship, participating in a study abroad program or conducting research abroad. The scholarships were established and maintained through the generosity of Don and Cathey Humphreys, who are committed to assisting OSU students broaden their international experiences. This support is for long-term experiences in other countries.


Cost & Assistance

OSU and the Stillwater community in general are especially affordable places for graduate students. Oklahoma State University's estimation of a graduate student's annual costs is $18,820 for Oklahoma residents, $29,150 for out-of-state students, and $34,588 for international students.




Assistantships & Funding Opportunities

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