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Quick Facts

Delivery: Blend of onsite and online courses

Credit Hours: 33

Admissions: Rolling, Year-Round

The Master of Arts in International Relations is a degree program that consists of three curriculum areas:

  • Elective courses that allow students to customize their degree and are taken by all students who enter the program.
  • Core curriculum courses that provide a foundation in international relations principles.
  • Degree completion – As a final task of earning a master’s degree students will be required to complete a comprehensive examination.

Degree Requirements

Non-thesis 33-semester hour interdisciplinary degree program.

One course (3 credit hours):

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in International Relations

Core Courses 

Three courses (9 credit hours):

  • Politics, Government and Security

Four courses (12 credit hours)*:

  • Identity, Culture, and Communication
  • Economics, Environment, and Geography
  • Regions, Nations, and History

One course (3 credit hours):

  • Research Methods


Two courses (6 credit hours):

  • Electives from an approved list of courses in:
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Economics and Business
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Relations
  • Political Science
  • International and Area Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Internship

*Students select two concentration areas and take two courses per area chosen.