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Compare Masters Programs in International Relations in USA 2019

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

International relations is a field that deals with the relationships between large entities such as states, nations, multinational corporations and nongovernmental organizations. However, there tends to be a greater focus on big ideas such as terrorism and human rights.  

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Master Programs in International Relations in USA 2019

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6 Results in International Relations, USA

Troy University

This program is designed to provide students the foundation and knowledge needed for understanding the conduct of international relations. ... [+]

World politics has undergone a profound alteration over the past two decades. The collapse of the former Soviet Union, the evolution of the European Union, recent events in the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as the rise of non-state power centers, clearly demonstrate a significant paradigm shift in international affairs. The Cold War, which dominated global events for nearly five decades, is over. Yet, what replaces the institutions of that era is not altogether clear. What is clear is that the world community is increasingly interdependent, traditional identities and cultural norms are challenged, and new conflicts emerge.

The Master of Science in International Relations (MSIR) degree program is a 12-course, 36-credit-hour curriculum of study designed to provide students the foundation and knowledge needed for understanding the conduct of international relations. Students are encouraged to gain a wide-ranging appreciation for the political, historical, cultural, economic, and geographical factors that affect international relations. This appreciation is accomplished through an interdisciplinary course of instruction that draws upon a variety of resources. In addition, students develop methodological, analytical, and theoretical skills necessary for understanding and evaluating the impact of global and national issues on world events. The program offers courses covering an array of topical areas such as history, regional studies, comparative government, foreign policy studies, political economy, geography, conflict management, national security, international organization and law, intercultural relations, and developing states. ... [-]

USA Troy
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Schiller International University - Florida, Heidelberg, Madrid, Paris

Schiller International University’s Master in International Relations and Diplomacy offer students the opportunity to become agents of change in international relations. ... [+]

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Schiller International University’s Master in International Relations and Diplomacy offer students the opportunity to become agents of change in international relations. This rigorous master’s program, hosted at our Heidelberg, Paris, Tampa Bay, and Distance Learning Campuses, challenges students to develop an in-depth understanding of international affairs and international diplomacy. Graduates can move on to careers in government, business, journalism, and more.

Applicants to this program must have foreign language skills to at least an intermediate level, along with considerable prior coursework in international relations and politics. See the course catalog for complete admissions requirements.... [-]

USA Tampa
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Unitelma Sapienza

The Master focuses on issues related to development and growth both in developing and emerging countries as well as in the backward areas of developed countries. It also ... [+]

Objectives

The Master focuses on issues related to development and growth both in developing and emerging countries as well as in the backward areas of developed nations. It also offers some knowledge on planning practices and project management and aims to provide a broad education in international cooperation and economic development, enabling students to acquire the knowledge and critical understanding necessary to make a significant contribution to the management of public and private policies within the international cooperation framework. Therefore, the Master graduates will be prepared to manage international cooperation and development projects in different sectors, consistently with their training and experience, within a variety of organizations including International institutions, Public Administration, NGOs, Private companies.... [-]

USA USA Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 year
Online
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs - Syracuse University

Maxwell's executive degree programs help mid-career professionals fill gaps in their skills or knowledge, prepare for future management and policy challenges, deepen thei ... [+]

Preparing global leaders for a global community

Maxwell's executive degree programs help mid-career professionals fill gaps in their skills or knowledge, prepare for future management and policy challenges, deepen their understanding of critical global issues, or refocus their career plans.

Our programs are flexible by design, allowing students to complete the degree as their schedules allow, on a full-time or part-time basis. We offer programs in Syracuse, Washington, DC, and online.

Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs- Syracuse University

Our EMPA program helps mid-career public service professionals sharpen their leadership skills to advance their careers.... [-]

USA Syracuse
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12 - 18 months
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UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is our leading executive international affairs degree. Incoming students are seasoned professionals with ... [+]

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is our leading executive international affairs degree. Incoming students are seasoned professionals with five or more years of work experience and our curriculum challenges them by digging deeply into the study of international relations, international political economy, public policy, environmental sustainability and Asia-Pacific security.

We offer the flexibility of both full- and part-time enrollment, allowing students the option of maintaining employment while pursuing their degree. GPS students thrive in the diverse, cosmopolitan atmosphere of one of America’s most innovative cities while enjoying proximity to the broader Pacific region that plays such a crucial role in today’s global economy and geopolitics.... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 18 months
Campus
UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year, full-time degree program, focusing on the Americas and Asia. GPS students develop invaluable global perspectives ... [+]

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year, full-time degree program, focusing on the Americas and Asia.

GPS students develop invaluable global perspectives through engaging with a diverse range of people and ideologies, sculpting skills and sensibilities that will shape future political and economic policies and strategies.

Our faculty consists of leaders in public policy, global politics, international security, business and economics and environmental sustainability.

Our high-performing students—attracted to the School from around the globe—explore a variety of career paths at GPS through dynamic case studies assigned by industry-leading scholars, quantitative analyses of real-world challenges and professional internships.... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus