Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Guarantee

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) is currently ranked #17 among top U.S. master’s programs for international relations, according to Foreign Policy, and is #34 among U.S. News & World Report’s best schools for public affairs.

How to apply:

  • A separate application is not necessary for consideration. All freshmen applicants to the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences who choose a social science major will be considered for the guarantee. In addition, applicants who choose “Public and International Affairs” in the Guaranteed Admission Program dropdown box on the Application for Undergraduate Admission will also be considered for the guarantee. Only freshmen can be considered for the guarantee.
  • Be in top 10 percent of high school graduating class with a 1360 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 30 ACT Composite score.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average while satisfying the minimum course work requirements for Arts and Sciences.
  • Achieve minimum scores of 154 each on the verbal and quantitative sections, and a score of 4.0 or above on the analytical writing section, of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Demonstrate a commitment to public service through internships, volunteer, and/or work experience in the fields of public and international affairs.
  • Apply to the Master of Public Administration, Master of Public & International Affairs, or Master of International Development programs. The offer of guaranteed admission remains in effect for three years after graduation from Arts & Sciences with a bachelor’s degree.
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