Thirty-six graduate credits over a two-year period are required to complete the International Relations curriculum.
|7 Core Courses (3 credits each - 21 credits total)|
|PAF G 631: Theories and Concepts of International Relations||3 credits|
|PAF G 632: Contemporary Issues in World Politics||3 credits|
|PAF G 633: Research Methods and Analysis in International Relations||3 credits|
|PAF G 634: International Political Economy||3 credits|
|PAF G 635: Globalization and International Development||3 credits|
|PAF G 636: Political Economy of Regional Systems||3 credits|
|PAF G 681: Advanced Studies in International Relations||3 credits|
|3 Elective Courses (3 credits each - 9 credits total)||9 credits|
|PAF G: 691: Capstone or PAF G 699: Master’s Thesis||6 credits|
Core Courses have a distinct focus aimed at providing a solid foundation in major aspects of international relations. (see Courses for descriptions). It is suggested that they be taken in sequence as shown in the above table.
Electives are available in a variety of fields and are meant to encourage study in an area of special interest. Typically electives should fulfill a regional or functional sub-specialization.
Students must consult with and obtain prior permission of the Graduate Program Director or the Associate Director to enroll in elective courses outside of the department, to assure that the course content complements the programmatic needs of the student.
Students must consult with the Graduate Program Director before taking electives at other universities to satisfy their requirements.