About the Institute

The Institute of International Studies at Bradley University was created in 1958 at the suggestion of then-Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. Since its founding, the Institute has established a reputation for superior undergraduate instruction. The Institute is committed to providing a strong pre-professional as well as general program of undergraduate study in international relations drawing students from all areas of the country and around the world.

The Institute is the only self-contained program of international studies in the Midwest devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. Unlike other institutions, international studies at Bradley is not an interdisciplinary or inter-departmental major. All international studies courses are offered through the Institute, and every full-time Institute faculty member holds a Ph.D. in international studies or a related field. As a self-contained academic unit, the Institute is able to control its curriculum, ensuring that its students receive instruction that is current in its content and cutting-edge in its technique. Institute class sizes are small and personal attention to student needs and concerns is the norm. We hope you will consider becoming a part of “the IS family.”