GSSJ Admissions 2016

How to Apply

Regular student admissions for the Class of 2019 are now closed. Newly admitted transfer students who will begin their third year in the fall semester can apply for entrance to the major in May, as soon as they have been notified of their admission to the University. We will not accept transfer applications after June 1.

There are no formal prerequisites for GSSJ, but interested students are encouraged to take one or more Global Studies "core" courses and/or GSSJ electives. Please see here for details.

Double majors are permittted, but we discourage students from declaring both GSSJ and another major that requires an application, especially if the content of that other major overlaps with GSSJ (e.g., Batten (undergraduate), Political and Social Thought, Political Philosophy, Policy and Law).  Please direct questions about this policy to Peter Furia at furia@virginia.edu.   

Applicants should apply via email as per the instructions below.


*Please email your application to Melissa Slogan (mcs3ev@virginia.edu) no later than Friday, March 3, 2017.

Include the following information in your email: *Full Name  *Email Address  *Local Phone  *Permanent Address

Attach the following 3 documents:

1. PERSONAL STATEMENT: No more than 500 words, typed and double-spaced, that answers the following questions: 1) Why are you interested in majoring in Global Studies with a concentration in Security and Justice? 2) What specific issues of global security and justice most concern you? 

2. TRANSCRIPT: An unofficial one that you print from SIS is sufficient.

3. RESUME: Include important extracurricular activities, work experience, academic honors, and other relevant experiences.

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