Our 45-credit M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations is centered on a core program of courses, which provide an introduction to international relations theory, diplomacy, research methods, and policy analysis. Students select additional courses drawn from a menu of choices that collectively offer a strong foundation in the key subject areas of international affairs: international security and conflict resolution, international economics and development, international law and organization, and the domestic sources of foreign policy and ethnic conflict. The core requirements of the graduate program culminate in a major research project designed by the student, and a professional internship in the public or private sector. To complete the program, students choose from elective courses covering all areas of international relations, based upon their specific interests and career goals. Students concentrate on two specializations to develop a more detailed understanding of critical global issues and processes. Seven functional specializations and five regional specializations are available.
A comprehensive list of course descriptions can be viewed in the Graduate Catalogue.
The Diplomacy Core (12 credits)
||International Relations Theory
||Research Methods for Policy Analysis
||Master's Research Project
Students choose one course from each of the following pairs (12 credits)
|Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism
Comparative Foreign Policy
Public International Law
|Art and Science of International Negotiation
|International Political Economy
Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations
Specializations (18 credits)Students choose two specializations and select 3 courses in each.
Functional Specializations include:
Foreign Policy Analysis
Global Health and Human Security
Global Negotiation and Conflict Management
International Economics and Development
International Law and Human Rights
Post-Conflict State Reconstruction Sustainability
Regional Specializations include:
Latin America and the Caribbean
Diplomacy Elective (3 credits)
Students may take any 6000 or 7000 level course.