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Curriculum: M.S., International Affairs

Our 30-credit Executive M.S. in International Affairs offers students 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. 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 up to 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.

Students choose one course from each of the following pairs (12 credits)

DIPL 6001 or DIPL 6180
Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism or Comparative Foreign Policy
DIPL 6002 or DIPL 6005
International Organizations or Public International Law
DIPL 6104 or DIPL 6130
Art and Science of International Negotiation or International Security
DIPL 6105 or DIPL 6155
International Political Economy or Advanced Economic Aspect of International Relations 3

Specializations and Electives (18 credits)

Executive M.S. students will complete either three courses in each of two selected regional and/or functional specializations, or three courses in one specialization and any three courses at the 6000 or 7000 level.

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
International Organizations
International Security
Post-Conflict State Reconstruction Sustainability

Regional Specializations include:
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East

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