The MPA in international relations prepares students to face a wide range of global policy problems through a flexible, interdisciplinary program. Our program specializes in helping students bring academic rigor and theoretical insight to pressing policy challenges.
Students take 6 coure courses for a total of 18 credits.
Students take 4 elective courses for a total of 12 credits.
Electives are available in a variety of fields and are meant to encourage study in an area of special interest. Typically electives should fulfill a regional or functional sub-specialization.
Students must consult with and obtain prior permission of the graduate program director or the associate director to enroll in elective courses outside of the department, to ensure that the course content complements the programmatic needs of the student.
Students must consult with the graduate program director before taking electives at other universities to satisfy their requirements.
Capstone Project or Thesis
Capstone projects to not require proposals prior to registering for the course.
Students must defend a thesis proposal prior to registering for thesis credit.