Program Learning Outcomes

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. 

The program is ideal for students seeking work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organization, a nongovernmental organization, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended to students planning to pursue a Ph.D., or an academic career at another institution.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will have a working knowledge of several subfields of the discipline.
  • Graduates will have strong research skills.
  • Graduates will be able to critically analyze international events and issues.
  • Graduates will be able to apply theories of international relations to the practice of international affairs.
  • Graduates will demonstrate effective written and online communication skills.
  • Graduates will have the necessary education and develop the requisite skills to seek employment relevant to the field.