Quick Facts

Delivery: Blend of onsite and online courses

Credit Hours: 33

Admissions: Rolling, Year-Round


Students in the Master of Arts - International Relations program will encounter topics that are relevant for a wide range of institutions, agencies, the military, and private industry. It offers a broad understanding of world affairs from a variety of perspectives: political, economic, social, historical, geographic, and philosophical.

About the Master of Arts - International Relations Program

The Master of Arts - International Relations (MAIR) is an interdisciplinary non-thesis degree program. Courses are offered in communication; political science; history; geography; economics; and international and area studies.   

The program is designed to equip students with the tools to develop a broad base of knowledge in international relations, the ability to conduct research and analyze information from a variety of sources, and the skills necessary to express their thoughts effectively.

What to Expect

The Master of Arts - International Relations degree offers the adult learner the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree at locations on or near military installations around the world.

  • Begin the IR degree at any time.
  • Choose a convenient location.
  • Complete a fully accredited degree program in two years or less on site.
  • Take classes in intensive formats, such as weekends, evenings, or a combination of the two.
  • Enroll in some courses offered online or in independent study format.
  • Expect the same quality instruction on site from Norman campus based professors.
  • Enjoy direct electronic access to the resources at OU’s Bizzell Memorial Library 24/7.

Manageable Accelerated Courses

Courses are taught in an accelerated format and class days and times vary. Please see course syllabus for accurate information regarding your course. The number of credit hours you take each semester should be discussed with your advisor and reflective of your personal and work schedules.