IRG Honors Thesis Program
The Honors Thesis Program is a year-long (fall-spring) two-course sequence that provides IRG majors in their final year of study with the opportunity to undertake a significant research project in a subject related to International Relations and Global Studies.
Students admitted into the Honors Thesis Program meet weekly in the fall semester with Michael Anderson, the IRG director, in an organized tutorial seminar (IRG 678HA). Early on during the fall semester, students select a faculty supervisor who will work with them on individual research projects through the spring semester (IRG 678HB). An IRG faculty member (Michael Anderson, Stephanie Holmsten, Michael Mosser) must serve as supervisor or second reader on an IRG Honors Thesis.
To graduate with Departmental Honors, students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average in International Relations and Global Studies, a 3.0 overall UT grade point average and 42 semester hours of IRG major coursework (including IRG 678 HA/HB with grades of A- or better). The admission committee will consider applications from all students (even those who currently don’t meet the minimum requirements for graduating with honors).
Students in all track areas—International Security; International Political Economy; Culture, Media, and the Arts; and Science, Technology, and the Environment—are encouraged to apply.
The application deadline for the fall 2016/spring 2017 IRG Honors Thesis Program will be announced in January of 2016.
IRG Honors Application will be available January 2016
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