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Careers in International Studies

Career and Job Opportunities for International Studies graduates

Through its rigorous curriculum, our International Studies major prepares students for exciting and fulfilling career opportunities. Over the past decade, graduates in International Studies have gone on to work in business & finance, government & politics, law, education, the nonprofit sector, and even the armed forces. Examples include:

Non-profit/volunteer and public health

Catholic Charities
International Rescue Committee
Network of Victim Assistance
Teach for America
University Reproductive Associates


Graduate schools (Master’s and Doctoral programs)

Cornell University
Franklin Pierce University
Georgetown University
New York University
Rutgers University
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Syracuse University
Trinity College Dublin
Tufts University
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
Villanova University


Law schools

American University
City University of New York (CUNY)
George Washington University
Hofstra University
Notre Dame University
Rutgers University
Seton Hall University
University of Michigan
University of Maryland
University of Pennsylvania


The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Guide to Careers in International Affairs


Watch as Taylor Hart-McGonigle, Class of 2017 International Studies Alumna, shares how her degree prepared her for a career in international relations. Click here for more Alumni Profiles.