MA in International Relations

University of Haifa, International School

Program Description

MA in International Relations

University of Haifa, International School

Double Degree w/ Warsaw University

Program description

Haifa University’s School of Political Sciences, in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, now offers a double-degree International Relations MA whereby students are able to make use of the resources, expertise and comprehensive curriculums of both universities, and receive accreditation from both at the completion of the course of study.

The School of Political Sciences at the University of Haifa, established in 1972, offers students the resources and talent of one of Israel's most prominent academic research centers that is engaged in teaching and scholarship in the fields of diplomacy studies, political thought, international relations, public policy, public administration, local administration, comparative and Israeli politics. The Division of International Relations was established in 2000 as part of the School of Political Sciences and plays an important role in training the future generation of researchers and practitioners in the field of International Relations.

What you will study

Students will spend two semesters of study at each institution and, including a written thesis, will cover a curriculum at Haifa University that has been crafted to elucidate the key role of diplomacy in addressing the broad cluster of issues that affect the Mediterranean and Middle East regions, and which can no longer be effectively dealt with exclusively from a narrow unilateral or bilateral vantage point.

The focus on the role of collaborative diplomatic mechanisms is designed to provide students with new insights, concepts and analytical tools for fully understanding the enhanced functions of diplomacy in an international setting. The program is thus intended to enable students to identify effective solutions for a broad range of political, cultural and economic issues with which they will be faced in the field.

Admission Requirements

  • A B.A. degree in Political Science or International Relations from an accredited university in Israel or abroad. Prospective students must submit their diploma and transcripts. Students in other disciplines will be considered provided they complete the academic prerequisites.
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% or equivalent
  • TOEFL scores (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an
  • institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English). A minimum of 570
  • (paper-based test); 230 (computer-based test) or 89 (internet-based test)
  • Two recommendations from relevant academic faculty members
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Copy of valid passport & six passport-sized photos
  • Personal Essay (500-750 words)
  • Medical forms

Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in International Relations or Political Science will be required to successfully complete the following introductory courses before the first semester of the program:

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Political Science/Government

Under certain circumstances, the committee may be willing to consider applicants who do not meet the minimal admissions requirements.


The faculty consists of experts in the fields of intelligence, military, economics and policy. The School of Political Sciences, of which the Division of International Relations is a part, is also home to the National Security Studies Center (NSSC) and the Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP). Members of the School’s faculty occupy leading editorial positions in worldwide academic publications.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 12, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 22, 2017
Oct., 2017
2 years
Full time
5,000 USD
May 31, 2017
Start date Oct. 22, 2017
Israel Haifa
Application deadline May 31, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 5,000 USD
at Haifa University, and €3,000 at Warsaw University.
Start date Oct., 2017
Poland Warsaw, Masovia
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 5,000 USD
at Haifa University, and €3,000 at Warsaw University.