Post Graduate Admission Requirements

While the Semester at Sea voyages are designed for undergraduate study, and the vast majority of participants will be in that undergraduate population, we do look at post-baccalaureate students on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are held to a higher standard of admission and should display exceptional academic records. Students currently matriculated in a Graduate/Master’s program are eligible to participate, however we do not offer graduate level courses. You will participate full-time in the academic program alongside your undergraduate peers.

In addition to submitting the SAS standard application, there are a few additional admissions requirements for post-graduate applicants.

Post-graduate Admission Requirements:

  • Graduated with a Baccalaureate from a post-secondary institution by time of voyage
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate career

Post-graduate Application Requirements:

  • Unofficial Transcript(s)
    • Submit all college or university transcript(s) that you attended as an undergraduate
  • Statement of Intent
    • 300 – 500 word essay on the following question:
      • Why do you wish to participate in Semester at Sea as a post-grad student and how will your Semester at Sea voyage develop your personal global perspective? Highlight your discussion by focusing on how the overall experience of exploring multiple countries will further develop your awareness.
  • One Academic Letter of Recommendation

You are welcome to submit any additional supporting documentation, letters of recommendation, personal statements, etc. The more we know about you and why you wish to participate as a post-baccalaureate student, the stronger your application for admission.

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