Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations

About the Dual Degree Program
The combined B.S./M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations program allows undergraduate students at the School of Diplomacy to earn a bachelor's and a 45 credit master's degree in an extended program of study.
 
Students interested in the combined degree, who have completed 60 credit hours by the first semester of their junior year, may apply for admission to the master's program. If accepted, the program begins the second semester of junior year. This accelerated program of study requires attendance during summer sessions.
 
Applications for the B.S./M.A. are available online. Visit http://www.shu.edu/academics/diplomacy/apply.cfm and select the "Prospective Graduate Student" option. Applicants must have a 3.2 minimum GPA, and are required to meet with the School's Graduate Admissions Committee.
 
A comprehensive list of undergraduate course descriptions is available here.
See the graduate catalogue for 6000-7000 level courses and specializations.

A Model Program
The following model program of study includes all required courses for the B.S./M.A.

First Year

DIPL 1101
Emergence of the Contemporary World
3
DIPL 1711
International Relations
3
DIPL 2103
History of Diplomacy
3
CORE 1001
University Life
1
CORE 1101
Journey of Transformation
3
ENGL 1201
Core English I
3
ENGL 1202
Core English II
2
RELS 1402
World Religions
3
Language Elementary Language I and Lab
4
Language Elementary Language II and Lab
4

Second Year

DIPL 2101
Ethnopolitical Landscape
3
DIPL 2109
Institutions of Global Governance
3
DIPL 2110
Comparative Foreign Policy
3
DIPL 2120
International Conflict and Security
3
CORE 2101
Christianity and Culture in Dialogue
3
ECON 1402
Principles of Economics I
3
ECON 1403
Principles of Economics II
3
Language Intermediate Language I and Lab
4
Language Intermediate Language II and Lab
4

 Free Elective 1
 

Third Year
Note: 60 Credits Required for Application to M.A. Program

DIPL 2111 or
DIPL 3111
Practicum 3
DIPL 3104
Public International Law
3
DIPL 3150
New Dimensions of Human Security
3
DIPL 3201
Sustainable Development
3
DIPL 4106
Human Rights Law and Policy
3
DIPL 4108
International Political Economy
3
Language Advanced Language I
3
Language Advanced Language II
3
MATH 1203
Statistical Models for the Social Sciences
3
DIPL XXXX
Diplomacy Signature Core Course
3

Summer

DIPL 6000
Introduction to IR Theory & Diplomacy
3
DIPL 6001 or
DIPL 6180
Politics of Culture and Ethnic Pluralism / Comparative Foreign Policy
3

Fourth Year

DIPL 4555
Economic Aspects of International Relations
3
DIPL 6002 or
DIPL 6005*
International Organizations / Public International Law
3
DIPL 6105
International Political Economy
3
DIPL 6155
Advanced Economic Aspects of the International System
3
DIPL 6310
Research Methods for International Policy
3
Language Cultural Readings in Language
3
Language Business Correspondence in Language
3
DIPL XXXX
Undergraduate Elective
3
* B.S./M.A. candidates who have completed DIPL 3104 should take 6002 instead of 6005.

Summer

DIPL 7111
Diplomacy Internship I
3
DIPL 6311
Masters Research Project
3

Fifth Year

DIPL 6104 or
DIPL 6130*
Art and Science of International Negotiation / International Security
3
DIPL XXXX
Specialization I requirements
9
DIPL XXXX
Specialization II requirements
9
* B.S./M.A. candidates who have completed DIPL 2120 with a B+ or better should take 6104 instead of 6130.


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