Global Studies

Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Master’s MA GLBL Fall* February 14, 2023**
Priority Deadline December 13, 2022 (Recommended)
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 13, 2022 (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Erica Johnson (
Graduate Coordinator Zach Ward (
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, background, qualifications, goals, and how study at UNC will support your intellectual and career objectives.  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.

**Preference will be given to applications that have been submitted to the UNC Graduate School by December 13, 2022.