Deadline for September 2018 entry is December 15, 2017.
Deadline for January 2019 entry is May 1, 2018.

Message to prospective applicants: We recommend you contact a potential supervisor prior to applying. To learn more about our faculty’s areas of research expertise please click here. See also the document Tips on Applying to the MA in International Studies for further information on applying and scholarships

If you are interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary Master’s degree directed toward analyzing and solving international and global problems, and interested in studying and researching the world from a hilltop campus with a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains far off to the east, UNBC's Master's degree in International Studies may be for you. We are now in our 20th year, and are one of most established graduate programs of its kind in Canada. Our program is offered jointly by the Departments of Global and International Studies and Economics with involvement from faculty in History and Environmental Studies.


We provide you with the flexibility to pursue research you are passionate about while also providing you with rigorous theoretical and methodological training required to be successful during your course of study and in your future workplace. Students can pursue their graduate coursework in one of three streams:

  • International Development
  • Global Environmental Policy
  • Regional Relations

Students may also pursue other subject areas outside these streams provided the requisite faculty expertise can be identified.

Our graduate program is small in size yet at one of Canada’s highly ranked universities. Students obtain in-depth academic supervision with award winning faculty, and experience an intimate and vibrant intellectual community through, for example, our graduate seminars and Global Fridays speaker series.

In addition, we offer affordable, top-level graduate training at a modest price. Canadian and international students pay the same fees.

UNBC is located in Prince George, British Columbia, a vibrant community surrounded by pristine nature providing students an unpretentious and beautiful setting that is conducive to meeting the demands of serious graduate work.

Will your degree be valuable? International Studies is one of the most sought after graduate degrees for individuals with professional interests in international and public policy, diplomacy, social science research, and non-governmental organizations. Our students have gone on to careers in the Canadian Foreign Service, federal and provincial governments, child rights advocacy, international business relations, international environmental NGOs, climate change research institutes, academic institutions, and community development, to name a few.