Colgate University
5–year Joint AB/MA Programme

Colgate University and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva have established a programme that will enable a small number of students to complete a BA from Colgate University and an MA from the Graduate Institute in 5 years, instead of the normal 6 years.


Participating Colgate University students will spend the fall semester of their senior year in Geneva, at the Graduate Institute. They will return to Colgate University for their final semester and for graduation. They will then return to Geneva for a 5th year. Most classes are taught in English. Students with limited or no French will study French as part of their programme in Geneva.

MA Programmes at the Institute

The MA programmes available at the Graduate Institute are of two categories:

  • Disciplinary masters: Master in Anthropology and Sociology, Master in International Economics, Master in International History, Master in International Law, Master in International Relations/Political Science.
  • Interdisciplinary masters: Master in International Affairs, Master in Development Studies.


Colgate University is a small highly selective residential liberal arts college for men and women of talent who are preparing for lives of leadership and productive citizenship.


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