2010-2011 Catalog by American University Washington

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240 school of international service minimum grade of b in each course is required for transfer transfer courses must have been completed within seven years of admission and must fulfill stated requirements of the degree program degree requirements · 39 credit hours of approved graduate course work with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 including a minimum of 12 credit hours in the major field including one theory course and one graduate-level economics or international economic policy course appropriate to the field 15 credit hours in a concentration/related field selected from offerings in sis or other teaching units of the university 6 credit hours in social science research methodology and 6 credit hours of research · one oral comprehensive examination in international communication to be eligible to take a comprehensive examination students must have maintained at least a 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale in all graduate course work · demonstration of research and writing skills through completion of a master’s thesis substantial research paper requirement or a research practicum all courses taken to fulfill this requirement must be passed with a grade of b or better thesis 6 credit hours of thesis credit and submission of the thesis substantial research paper requirement one 3 credit hour internship or cooperative education field experience and one 3 credit hour substantial research paper taken in conjunction with a 600 or 700-level course or two substantial research papers taken in conjunction with 600 or 700-level courses research practicum 6 credit hours supervised by major field faculty advisors by permission and specific arrangement · proficiency in a modern foreign language research competence in english and another language relevant to the student’s career objectives must be certified course requirements core 12 credit hours · sis-640 international communication 3 · sis-642 cross-cultural communication 3 · sis-645 international and comparative communication policies 3 · one of the following sis-628 advanced topics in international communication global knowledge economy 3 information technology in china 3 sis-643 political economy of international communication 3 sis-644 communication and social and economic development 3 concentration 15 credit hours · courses approved by the student’s faculty advisor selected from one concentration students may design their own concentration with the approval of the faculty advisor examples of concentrations include intercultural relations geopolitics of information global media studies international communication and development international and comparative communication policy information technology and global communication social science research methodology 6 credit hours · sis-600 quantitative analysis in international affairs 3 · sis-695 research seminar in international communication 3 research and writing requirement 6 credit hours · sis-797 master’s thesis supervision 6 or substantial research paper requirement note the thesis or substantial research paper must relate to the field of international communication m.a in international development admission to the program applicants must hold an accredited bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least a b 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale and should have had at least 24 credit hours of social science course work relevant to international studies students who do not meet these minimum requirements if otherwise admissible may be assigned additional course work in excess of degree requirements specified at the time of admission the application deadline for fall admission is january 15 for spring admission october 1 september 15 for international students admitted students may defer matriculation for no longer than two semesters provided that a written request for deferment is submitted to and approved by the sis graduate admissions office all applicants except students whose degree was earned at an institution where english was not the language of instruction are required to submit results of the aptitude section of the graduate record examination gre international applicants whose degree was not conducted in english and/or whose native language is not english are required to submit results of the test of english as a foreign language toefl the minimum toefl score for full consideration is 600 250 on the computer version fall applicants should plan to take the appropriate test no later than december to ensure full consideration of the application by the january deadline all applicants must submit two letters of reference evaluating undergraduate academic performance and suitability for graduate study in international affairs at least one of which