Students interested in graduate study in international relations and global affairs have more program options today than ever before. An increasing number of colleges and universities offer degree and certificate programs and concentrations in international and area studies. As you can see from the table below (which lists only some, highly-regarded programs), there is a variety of international relations schools and degree programs to choose from.
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Master of Int’l Affairs (MIA) (2 yr FT)
App. deadlines: Early Action: Nov. 1, Final: Feb. 5
Competitive applicants should have at least 2 years of work experience and some coursework in economics, statistics and mathematics and have studied at least one foreign language.
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Int’l Development (1 yr FT)
App. deadline: Mar. 15 This program is geared toward development professionals working in the field. Competitive applicants usually have at least 2 years development experience.
Prerequisites: Two semesters of calculus, one elementary non-calculus based statistics and one course in matrix algebra.
MS in Foreign Service (2 yr FT)
App. deadline: Jan. 15
Prerequisites: Semester of microeconomics, semester of macroeconomics and proficiency in at least 2 languages. Experience abroad encouraged.
MPA/ID (Int’l Development) 2 yr FT
App. deadline: Dec. 3 Program stresses economics and quantitative analysis. 2 or more years work experience preferred. Prerequisites: Microeconomics, macroeconomics and three university-level courses in calculus, which must include multivariable calculus. Statistics and linear algebra are preferred.
Master of Arts (2 yrs FT)
App. deadline: Early: Nov. 1, Final: Jan. 7 ” international economics, policy and regional studies, international relations, and languages” One of the two years can be spent studying abroad
SM in Political Science (1 yr FT including summer)
App. deadline: Dec 15 Master’s thesis is required. 3.5 GPA must be maintained
Master of Public Administration (MPA) (2 yr FT)
Master of Public Policy (MPP – midcareer) (1 yr FT)
App. deadline: Dec 1 Competitive applicants will have a solid grounding in mathematics or economics as well as several years of work experience.
Free tuition and health insurance is provided to MPA and MPP mid career students.
Master’s in Int’l Policy Studies
(2 yr FT)
App. deadline: Jan. 8 Prerequisites: Microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics strongly preferred
MA in Law & Diplomacy (2 yr FT)
MA – midcareer (1 yr FT) GMAP
App. deadlines: Nov. 15 (early) Mar.1 (final deadline)
Prerequisites: Full time work experience and microeconomics and macroeconomics encouraged for MALD, 8 yrs work experience required for GMAP. Familiarity with second language and international experience encouraged.
Master of Int’l Affairs (2 yr FT)
App. deadline: December 4 (early deadline), Jan. 15 (regular deadline) Prerequisites: Language proficiency matches country or regional specialization
MA (2 yr FT)
Master of Int’l Policy & Practice (MIPP – mid-career) (1 yr FT, up to 3 yr PT)
App. deadline: Feb. 1 for fall October 1 for spring Prerequisites: Minimum 8 years of work experience and economics coursework.
MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (2 yr FT)
App. deadlines: Dec. 1 for spring, June 1 for fall. Largest conflict resolution program in the world.