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international studies program

The interdisciplinary character of the major and minor in International Studies requires that students carefully coordinate their course of study across many academic departments. Early planning is essential to a successful program, as schedules can conflict and not all courses are offered in every year.

Faculty and Staff Advisors

Students Majoring in International Studies will be assigned an advisor with expertise in their area of concentration (economics, political science, or humanities). Students minoring in International Studies may consult with the Program Advisor, Ms. Patricia McLaughlin, or with the Director and Associate Director of the Program, Professor Robert Murphy and Professor Hiroshi Nakazato, respectively.

Additional, faculty from many disciplines are associated with the International Studies Program and are a good source of advice for students.

Prof. Robert Murphy

Director of International Studies Program
Maloney Hall 394

Prof. Hiroshi Nakazato

Associate Director of International Studies Program
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Carney Hall 247

Ms. Patricia McLaughlin

Academic Advisor/Administrative Coordinator
Gasson Hall 109

Mr. Matthew Clemente

Graduate Assistant
Gasson Hall 109

M: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
T: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
W: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
TH: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
F: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

IS Minors can drop by during Mr. Clemente’s office hours to discuss the minor and/or degree substitution forms.

Peer Advising


All majors and minors as well as prospective students are encouraged to consult with our student peer advisors. Peer advisors are junior and senior International Studies majors available to help students chart their courses of study by discussing classes, studying abroad, internships, and senior research projects.

Isaiah Anderson

Ethics and Int'l Social Justice track
M  12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
T   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
TH 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Keara Walsh

Economics track
T   12:00 noon - 2:30 p.m.
W  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Th 12:30 p.m.. - 2:30 p.m.

Hyun Yang

Political Science track
M   4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
F    12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Students may stop by Carney Hall 243 during the above hours, or they can make an appointment with a Peer Advisor by contacting them by email or phone 617-552-1267.