International Relations, M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 33

Program Code: M590 (Traditional)/M591 (Online)

Required Courses

Required Courses
IAS 5793Graduate Studies in International Relations3
Choose one course from a list of approved courses on Tools of Analysis, Methods, and Statistics3
Core Courses
Politics, Government, & Security
Choose three courses from a list of approved courses9
Substantive Areas
Choose a minimum of two courses from two of the following areas (chosen from an approved list):12
Electives
Choose 6 hours6
Total Credit Hours33

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.