International Relations and Global Studies

Internal Transfer Admission

As of 8/15/14 all internal transfers into the IRG major will need to complete an application for admission.

The number of students who want to major in IRG exceeds the number who can be adequately instructed by the faculty.  There are likely to be more students who will be eligible to apply to the IRG major than can be admitted, so meeting the minimum requirements in not a guarantee of admission to the IRG major.  

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for internal transfer into the IRG major as an undergraduate student you must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA with at least 12 hours in residence taken for a letter grade.
  2. Must be prior to the fifth long semester in college, at UT Austin or at a previous institution.  Transfer students entering the university with 4 or more semesters can only apply in their first semester.*
  3. Must have at least two of the following in progress or completed:
    • At least one foreign language course with a grade of C or higher
    • ECO 301 or ECO 304L (ECO 304K may count if you are in the 14-16 catalog or prior)
    • GRG 305
    • ANT 302 or SOC 302 (RTF 312C may count if you are in the 14-16 catalog or prior)
    • Area studies course: ANS, EUS, LAS, MES, REE, AFR (from approved list)
  4. Must attend an internal transfer information session

Please Note: The intent of the internal transfer session is to enhance your understanding of IRG as a major at UT and therefore help you determine if IRG is the right major for you.  

* Students will have an opportunity to explain any special circumstances related to this criterion, e.g. a reduced course load accommodation through Services for Students with Disabilities.

IRG Application Deadline

Application deadline for Fall 2017 admission: May 2, 2017.  Apply HERE.

Video: Learn more about the IRG major

Internal Transfer Info Sessions

Fall 2017 sessions TBA

Fall 2017 IRG Application 

UPDATE - Application for fall 2017 admission is due May 2nd, 2017 at 11:59pm