International Studies graduates enter a broad range of international and domestic careers. Getting your degree in international studies provides limitless opportunities for your future career.

Language Services & Education

  • Higher Education Teaching/Administration
  • Translating/Interpreting
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Adult & Continuing Education

Private Individual/Small Firms

  • Consulting Services
  • Publishing & Writing
  • Lecturing

Private Sector Corporations

  • Banking & Finance
  • Journalism & Mass Media
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Business Administration
  • Manufacturing
  • Law
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Healthcare Administration

Private Nonprofit Organizations

  • Research Organizations
  • Service Organizations
  • Museums, Archives & Research Institutions
  • International Associations & Societies

Public Agencies

  • Foreign Service of the United States
  • Military Service
  • The Peace Corps
  • Multinational Organizations
  • Judiciary and Regulative Agencies
  • Legislative Bodies
  • Executive Branch
  • Public Safety & Emergency Management

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Continuing Your Education

Graduates of the International Studies program have completed graduate studies in several fields in addition to International Studies itself. Many of our alumni hold advanced degrees in fields such as business, law, education, area studies and each of the academic disciplines participating in our program.

International/Global Studies programs offer advanced degrees and prepares students for careers in government, nonprofit organizations, and industry including:


  • International Development
  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • International Business Management
  • International Law and Public Policy
  • International Economics
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Cultural Diplomacy
  • Tourism Management
  • Conflict and Peace Studies
  • Genocide Studies

Regional Studies programs allow students to hone their skills gained in a broad international and global studies degree by specializing in a specific region such as:


  • European Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • African Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Slavic/Eastern European Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • South Asian Studies

Programs and Fields Aligned with International Studies offer students training in various professions that build off of the background of an IS degree. IS acts as a solid frame of reference for a range of specialties including:

  • History
  • Political Science
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Public Policy
  • Urban Planning
  • Archaeological Science
  • Journalism
  • Business

Potential Graduate Schools

Here is a list of schools in which our alumni have received their graduate degrees.

Grad School Opportunities

Cambridge University (England)
Cardinal Stritch College
Case Western Reserve University – School of Law
Emory University – Rollins School of Public Health
Fordham University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Goethe Institute
Hamline University
Indiana University
London School of Economics
Louisiana State University
Loyola University (Chicago)
Marian College
Marquette University
New York University
Ohio University
South West Missouri State
Southern Illinois University
Syracuse University
The American Graduate School of International Management
The American University (Washington)
The Monterrey Institute of International Studies
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Denver
University of Detroit
University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
University of Georgia
University of Kentucky
University of Leeds (England)
University of London
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of New Mexico
University of North Dakota
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of San Diego
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin – Law School
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Webster University (Vienna)
Western Illinois University
Wheaton College