M.A. in International Relations - Main Campus

Non-Thesis

Core Curriculum
IR 6312International Relations Theory (Fall only)3
IR 6315United States Foreign Policy (Spring only)3
IR 6320Research and Writing in International Relations3
IR 6340International Political Economy (Spring only)3
IR 7300Ethical Issues in International Relations (Fall only)3
IR 8311World Religions and International Affairs (Spring only)3
International Conflict Resolution Focus
Select four of the following:12
Topics in International Conflict Resolution 1
International Law & Treaties
Human Rights
Theories on the Causes of War
Sustainable Development
Global Political Geography
Topics in International Relations 1,2
Electives
Select two of the following: 36
Internship
Internship
Topics in International Relations International Field Study (Summer Study Tour)
IRxxx - Electives
IRxxx - Electives
Total Semester Hours36
1

Course may be repeated if a different topic is offered

2

If topic is appropriate to focus area

3

Electives can also include courses from other Focus Areas and Other Programs with approval.

Thesis

Core Curriculum
IR 6312International Relations Theory3
IR 6315United States Foreign Policy3
IR 6320Research and Writing in International Relations3
IR 6340International Political Economy3
IR 7300Ethical Issues in International Relations3
IR 8311World Religions and International Affairs3
International Conflict Resolution Focus
Select four of the following:12
Topics in International Conflict Resolution 1
International Law & Treaties
Human Rights
Theories on the Causes of War
Sustainable Development
Global Political Geography
Topics in International Relations 1, 2
Electives
IR 6398Thesis Research3
IR 6399Thesis3
Total Semester Hours36
1

Course may be repeated if a different topic is offered

2

If topic is appropriate to focus area

Non-Thesis

Core Curriculum
IR 6312International Relations Theory (Fall only)3
IR 6315United States Foreign Policy (Spring only)3
IR 6320Research and Writing in International Relations3
IR 6340International Political Economy (Spring only)3
IR 7300Ethical Issues in International Relations (Fall only)3
IR 8311World Religions and International Affairs (Spring only)3
International Development Studies Focus
Select four of the following:12
Grant Proposal Writing
Topics in International Development 1
Sustainable Development
NGOs, Civil Society and Non-State Actors
Foundations of International Aid
Cross-Cultural Approaches to Socio-Economic Development
Global Political Geography
Topics in International Relations 1, 2
Introduction to Non-Profit Management (same as PA 6318)
Topics in Non-Profit Management 1
Electives
Select two of the following: 36
Internship
Internship
Topics in International Relations International Field Study (Summer Study Tour)
IRxxx - Electives
IRxxx - Electives
Total Semester Hours36
1

Course may be repeated if a different topic is offered

2

If topic is appropriate to focus area

3

Electives can also include courses from other Focus Areas and Other Programs with approval.

Thesis

Core Curriculum
IR 6312International Relations Theory3
IR 6315United States Foreign Policy3
IR 6320Research and Writing in International Relations3
IR 6340International Political Economy3
IR 7300Ethical Issues in International Relations3
IR 8311World Religions and International Affairs3
International Development Studies Focus
Select four of the following:12
Grant Proposal Writing
Topics in International Development 1
Sustainable Development
NGOs, Civil Society and Non-State Actors
Foundations of International Aid
Cross-Cultural Approaches to Socio-Economic Development
Global Political Geography
Topics in International Relations 1, 2
Introduction to Non-Profit Management (same as PA 6318)
Topics in Non-Profit Management 1
Electives
IR 6398Thesis Research3
IR 6399Thesis3
Total Semester Hours36
1

Course may be repeated if a different topic is offered

2

If topic is appropriate to focus area

Non-Thesis

Core Curriculum
IR 6312International Relations Theory (Fall only)3
IR 6315United States Foreign Policy (Spring only)3
IR 6320Research and Writing in International Relations3
IR 6340International Political Economy (Spring only)3
IR 7300Ethical Issues in International Relations (Fall only)3
IR 8311World Religions and International Affairs (Spring only)3
Security Policy Focus
Select four of the following:12
Topics in Security Issues 1
National Security
Inter-American Security Issues
Asian Security Issues
Middle East Security Issues
European Security Issues
African Security Issues
Woman and War
Global Political Geography
Topics in International Relations 1, 2
Electives
Select two of the following: 36
Internship
Internship
Topics in International Relations International Field Study (Summer Study Tour)
IRxxx - Electives
IRxxx - Electives
Total Semester Hours36
1

Course may be repeated if a different topic is offered

2

If topic is appropriate to focus area

3

Electives can also include courses from other Focus Areas and Other Programs with approval.

Thesis

Core Curriculum
IR 6312International Relations Theory3
IR 6315United States Foreign Policy3
IR 6320Research and Writing in International Relations3
IR 6340International Political Economy3
IR 7300Ethical Issues in International Relations3
IR 8311World Religions and International Affairs3
Security Policy Focus
Select four of the following:12
Topics in Security Issues 1
National Security
Inter-American Security Issues
Asian Security Issues
Middle East Security Issues
European Security Issues
African Security Issues
Woman and War
Global Political Geography
Topics in International Relations 1, 2
Electives
IR 6398Thesis Research3
IR 6399Thesis3
Total Semester Hours36
1

Course may be repeated if a different topic is offered

2

If topic is appropriate to focus area