Global Studies

Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Master’s MA GLBL Fall* December 12, 2023**
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023 (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Erica Johnson (
Graduate Coordinator Kayla McManus-Viana (
Address Global Studies
CB# 3263
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3263
Website Global Studies:
Phone 919-962-0663
Test Requirements GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

Three Letters of Recommendation:
Professional references are accepted, but two references from professors familiar with your academic work are encouraged.

Statement of Purpose:  Length: 2-3 pages (maximum 1,000 words, dbl space, .pdf, name/title on each page, in English). Should describe your academic experience and qualifications, your goals for coursework and research in the MA program, how study at UNC will support your intellectual and career objectives, and how your lived experiences and strengths contribute to a positive learning environment. Also indicate classes and professors you are interested in working with.

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Writing Sample:
Length:  10-25 pages (maximum 8,300 words, dbl space, .pdf, name/title on each page, in English).  A representative essay, analytical rather than creative in content, demonstrating your skill at formulating and sustaining a critical argument.  A portion of a seminar paper, article, policy briefing or similar project is acceptable.

*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.