Admission

Graduate Admission

KU Edwards Campus

Students are admitted for both fall and spring semesters. Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. An application with appropriate application fee,
  2. 1 official transcript from each institution of higher education attended for undergraduate and graduate work,
  3. A 500- to 1,000-word essay outlining relevant experiences and reasons for pursuing this degree,
  4. A current résumé,
  5. 3 letters of recommendation sent directly from the references, and
  6. Graduate Record Examination scores (Law School Admission Test or Graduate Management Admission Test results are acceptable substitutes).

International students also must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language scores for an examination taken within the past 2 years, unless they hold degrees from English-speaking institutions.

All materials must be received before the application can be evaluated. More information about the application process can be found on the program’s website. In general, to enter this program, a student must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale; admitted students typically have grade-point averages well above 3.0. Materials are reviewed by a subcommittee of the program advisory committee, which also considers the applicant’s overall record and prospects for success.

Submit your graduate application and fee online. Send all other application materials to the following address:

The University of Kansas Edwards Campus
Global and International Studies Applications
Attn: Lesley Owens
12600 Quivera Road
Overland Park, KS 66213

Graduate Admission

KU Edwards Campus

Students are admitted for both fall and spring semesters. Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. An application with appropriate application fee,
  2. 1 official transcript from each institution of higher education attended for undergraduate and graduate work,
  3. A 500- to 1,000-word essay outlining relevant experiences and reasons for pursuing this degree,
  4. A current résumé,
  5. 3 letters of recommendation sent directly from the references, and
  6. Graduate Record Examination scores (Law School Admission Test or Graduate Management Admission Test results are acceptable substitutes).

International students also must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language scores for an examination taken within the past 2 years, unless they hold degrees from English-speaking institutions.

All materials must be received before the application can be evaluated. More information about the application process can be found on the program’s website. In general, to enter this program, a student must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale; admitted students typically have grade-point averages well above 3.0. Materials are reviewed by a subcommittee of the program advisory committee, which also considers the applicant’s overall record and prospects for success.

Submit your graduate application and fee online. Send all other application materials to the following address:

The University of Kansas Edwards Campus
Global and International Studies Applications
Attn: Lesley Owens
12600 Quivera Road
Overland Park, KS 66213

Contact Info

Center for Global and International Studies

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 318
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-1120
CGIS site
John J. Kennedy, Director
785-864-9037
kennedy1@ku.edu

Center for Global and International Studies

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 318
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-1120
CGIS site
Laura Leonard, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-3500
laleonar@ku.edu

Center for Global and International Studies

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 318
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-1120
CGIS site
Lesley Owens, Graduate Advisor (Edwards Campus)
913-897-8510
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