The International Studies major or double major is an interdisciplinary program that combines rigorous preparation in the humanities and social sciences, competence in a field of science or technology, and the global perspective of WPI’s Project Program.

This program offers the flexibility to choose from courses that will develop specific skills and interests, along with international projects to broaden the range of experiences. A true marriage of theory and practice, our goal is to prepare students to not only understand the problems of the world, but to work on solving them.

Graduates have gone on to pursue law, public health, international affairs, medicine, and science and technology. Others have worked for international businesses, the Peace Corps, the U.S. military, and a variety of technology firms in the private sector.

Average Starting Salary

WPI Graduates:

  • Bachelors: N/A
  • Masters: N/A
  • PhD: N/A

Average National Starting Salary (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015) : $47,210

Average National Starting Bachelor’s Degree Salary (reported by the NACE Salary Survey) : $42,772

Download the WPI Post-Graduation Reports for more information on salaries.

 Companies that have Hired WPI International Studies Graduates

  • AAA
  • North Shore LIJ Health System
  • Population Services International

Download the WPI Post-Graduation Reports for more companies that have hired WPI graduates.

Sample Job Titles

  • Political Scientist
  • License Clerk
  • Immigration and Customs Inspector

Sample Professional Associations and Clubs

Sample MQP titles

  • Integrating China into Teaching about Food Industry and its Security
  • Re-Entry Programming: Purpose, practices and recommendations for supporting student following travel abroad

Visit WPI’s Electronic Projects Collection for more MQP titles.

Popular Industries for International Studies

  • International Business
  • International Law/Relations
  • Social Services
  • Travel

Learn more about International & Global Studies