Foreign Language Proficiency

All applicants to the Global Affairs MA must present evidence of proficiency in a second language (other than English) that is widely used in contemporary international communication.

We recognize that each applicant brings different language proficiency and will have different means for providing evidence of this proficiency. Therefore, this requirement of the MA application is handled on a case-by-case basis between applicants and the Global Affairs Program. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at globalma@gmu.edu for any questions or to discuss their particular language situation. 

In addition to indicating on the online application, applicants must also submit the GLOA MA Language Proficiency with attached proof to the Graduate Program Coordinator at globalma@gmu.edu at least two weeks prior to the start of classes for that given term.

Evidence of language proficiency may be demonstrated by: