Grounded in history, skilled in the debates of the present, and able to anticipate patterns of future development, you will be crucial in shaping responses to global change. Our MA in International Relations is a practical program that prepares you to face the challenges of an evolving international political landscape. Coursework covers central issues such as globalization, international security, terrorism, international political economy, and American foreign policy.
Our program builds and integrates your intellectual interest and experience, small-group dialogue, and interaction with theoreticians and scholar-practitioners in the field. At the heart of this degree program is the value of the experience: the opportunity to network and to apply knowledge developed through the online classroom.
You will emerge with expertise in a range of contemporary issues and will be well placed to begin or continue careers in the public and foreign policy fields.
In this program, you will be able to
- Develop a working knowledge of several sub-fields of the discipline such as international relations theory, comparative politics, area studies, and international security
- Carry out research in the broad field of international relations and related sub-topics
- Analyze international events and issues and propose options to resolve conflicts and policy matters in the international arena
- Apply and critique theories and models of international relations to the practice of international affairs
- Demonstrate effective written, oral, and online communication skills
- Understand, analyze and propose resolutions to ethical issues in international relations
- Become effective practitioners in the field of international relations
- Write and present significant works of research and policy documents, as reflected in the preparation of a thesis or capstone at the end of the program