M.A. in International Relations


Admission is on a rolling basis. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, two copies of their official undergraduate transcript, a resume, and a personal statement. A GRE test score is required for applicants whose cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0.  An online application to the URI Graduate School is required.

Applicants who want full consideration for a teaching assistantship position must apply by March 31st.

IMPORTANT: all other application materials should be sent directly to the interim graduate director, Professor Ping Xu.

Ping Xu, Interim M.A. Graduate Director
Department of Political Science
University of Rhode Island
223 Washburn Hall
Kingston, RI 02881


After the complete application is submitted, the program director makes his/her recommendation to the Graduate School. The Graduate School will, in turn, notify the student of their decision.

Students are encouraged to email the interim graduate director, Professor Ping Xu (pingxu@uri.edu), with any questions concerning their application.