GMAINGO Admissions

AdmissionsINGO Studying

Application deadline date: March 1, or until the class is filled (for enrollment in August of the same year)

Prerequisites: An undergraduate or graduate-level introduction to international relations course. Applicants who do not meet the prerequisite may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

All Applicants Must Submit:

• A completed Graduate Application for Admission, which can be completed and submitted online at

Important Note: When asked to choose a program on the online application, applicants should select "St. Louis Home Campus and " Global International Nongovernmental Organizations”. Applicants do not have to submit another application specific to the GMAINGO program.

• A $50 non-refundable application fee, which can be submitted online with the application for admission.

• An official transcript showing conferral of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students who completed their university education outside the US must have earned a comparable recognized bachelor's degree, as determined by Webster University. Students who expect to earn their bachelor's degree by July (the month prior to the start of the program) must submit an official transcript showing current academic progress. A final degree-conferred transcript must be submitted for full admission. Applicants who have completed graduate-level work should also request an official graduate transcript to be mailed to the Office of Admission.

• Students should have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 out of a 4.0 grading scale from their bachelor's degree. Students with below this GPA may be considered for admission if they show successful academic achievement in their junior and senior years.  This is completed on a case-by-case basis.

• A current resume showing educational, work and volunteer experience.

• An essay of 500-700 words, on the topic: “In your opinion, what is the biggest global problem facing the world today?”

• Two letters of recommendation which speak to the applicant's motivation, character, and ability to be successful in an intensive, 11-month graduate program that requires significant travel. One letter should come from a former or current professor/instructor. Recommendation letters should be written in narrative form and no more than one page in length. Applicants may submit recommendation letters with their application packet.

• A phone interview may be required.

In addition to the documents listed above, non-US applicants must submit an official English translation of their transcript and diploma, if applicable.


TOEFL or IELTS score - official only

 TOEFL Paper : 575
Computer : 230
iBT : 90 - 91
 IELTS  6.5

Note: Because many graduate school applicants have been in the work force for several years and have strong professional experience, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required. Also, while professional experience is preferred, it is not required in order to be admitted to the GMAINGO program.

Submitting required admission documents:

After creating a profile and submitting an online application for admission, applicants can log back in to their account to upload their required admission documents, except for official transcripts, and to check the status of their file.

Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Webster University
Office of Admission
Re: Global MA Program
470 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119-3141

Universities and colleges that issue official transcripts electronically should email your transcript(s) to Webster University at

Recommendation letters may be given directly to the applicant to upload online, they may be emailed to, or mailed to the address above.  Emailed recommendation letters should include the name of the applicant and “Global MA” in the subject line.

If your address or contact information changes after you apply for admission, please notify us immediately by calling 314-246-7800 or 1-800-753-6765, or emailing The Office of Admission communicates with applicants via email, letter, and/or phone numbers provided by the student. It is imperative that applicants regularly check all forms of communication.

The Office of Admission notifies applicants of the admission decision within two weeks after their admission file is completed. 

Application Deadline

The application deadline is March 1. However, we will accept applications until the class is full. If you meet the admission requirements, we encourage you to apply. If you have questions concerning your file and the status of documents submitted, please contact Sarah Nandor at 314-246-7109 or 1-800-753-6765, or

Can't take a year off? Webster offers our MA in International Nongovernmental Organizations at our Geneva, Leiden, and London campuses.

Note: If you have an interest in both Global MA programs, we ask that you apply to the program in which you have greater interest.  Application and admission documentation for one Global MA program can be applied towards the other Global MA program should applicants later decide the other program suits their career goals better. Please note that the admission components that are not identical between the two programs, would still need to be submitted (i.e. the essay and any pre-requisites).


Office of Admission
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Find out more about Webster's Global MA programs