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Transatlantic Master of Arts in International History and Security Studies

The two partnering institutions have developed a unique joint curriculum that emphasizes interdisciplinary learning. At WVU, the curriculum is focused on the study of modern international history, with specialized focal areas in European, Latin American, Asian, African and U.S. diplomatic history, while familiarizing students more broadly with the historiographies that have defined the discipline in these areas. At Collegium Civitas, students will take courses primarily in the area of international relations with special focus on central and eastern Europe, the policies of the European Union and issues related to terrorism, energy security and sustainable development. Both institutions also offer opportunities to explore subjects in other related disciplines, such as political science, geography, sociology and law. Students acquire interdisciplinary knowledge beyond the specific disciplines of history and international relations, which will enable them to comprehend and analyze issues beyond their immediate thematic, definitional or geographic context. Ultimately, the goal of the curriculum is to increase student understanding of human diversity and, by extension, to raise awareness of the common needs and desires of people for security, broadly defined, in a shrinking world.

Students will be responsible for the regular tuition and fees at their home universities only and will be exempt from any additional payments while studying abroad at the host universities. To support their studies, students are eligible to compete for scholarships, fellowships, assistantships and internships at both their home and host institutions and for WVU-CC partnership funding under the European Union’s Erasmus Plus program to assist with travel and living expenses while abroad.

Career Profile

Government service, work in the private sector requiring expertise in global security issues.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Additional Application Information

Writing Sample

Additional requirements can be found on the program's website,

Program Application Test Requirements

GRE, minimum GPA of 3.0. TOEFL or IELTS for International Applicants

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

February 1, 2019

Fall Deadline

April 1, 2019

Spring Priority

Do Not Admit

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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