International Policy Management


The Master of Science in International Policy Management (MSIPM) is a cohort-based online degree program that builds on Kennesaw State University’s strong tradition and long-standing commitment to international education. The program prepares future leaders in the private and public sectors to understand the interaction between political and economic dynamics in the global context.

The curriculum offered by the program will enhance understanding of international policy in an interactive collaborative learning environment, whether students are recent college graduates or have experience working in public, private, or nongovernmental organizations. Students will learn how to assess political risk, better understand the regulatory environment in which corporations function, and deal with the cultural nuances inherent to the global negotiation process. The online nature of the program offers flexibility for students to complete an academically solid degree program while continuing current employment, whether working in-state, nationwide, or abroad. Additionally, the cohort model builds a learning community for mutual support.



This program only accepts applications for the Fall semester; Fall semester deadline in July 1.

See the list of available start terms and document deadlines here. Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be submitted by the posted deadline.


  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
    • This program only reviews applications for the Fall semesters.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended.  Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to
  • Application Letter (Can be uploaded into the online application) - Should state your goals for the program, including rationale for why/how this program will meet your professional needs.
  • Writing Samples (Can be uploaded into the online application) - About 5 pages, can come from previous course work at the undergraduate level or from
    professional (work-related) writing.
  • Resume (Optional) (Can be uploaded into the online application)
  • Letters of Recommendation (2) (Can be sent electronically through the online application)
  • GRE Score Report* - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU (school code 5359).  No department code is necessary.
    GMAT Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU
    Please note that the following GRE/GMAT Alternatives are available. By choosing one of these you are requesting that you not be required to submit a GRE or GMAT score. These alternatives are listed in the application and you will be able to select one or more.  Choosing one of these on the application does NOT guarantee an alternative will be granted.  The committee will review all requests as they are submitted.

    1. The applicant has a cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.3 or higher. 

    2. The applicant is a Returnee Peace Corps Volunteer.

    3. The applicant holds a Master's degree from an accredited institution. 


Graduate Record Exam (GRE) - Due to unprecedented circumstances associated with the COVID-19 crisis, the GRE requirement is being waived for all MSIPM applicants seeking Fall 2020 admission.


Program Director: Dr. Tom Doleys
Program Office:  470-578-6631;
Program Website: