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Many potential students get to know our programs by enrolling to take a single course with us. This is a great way to "sample" the programs before applying. It lets you assess if the content of the program meets your goals and interests, and if the structure of the program is manageable given your other commitments. 

These are 3-credit graduate level courses, and require that students have completed a Bachelor's Degree in order to enroll.  If you take a course as a non-degree student, earn a grade of B or better, and are later admittted to one of our degree programs the credits earned will be counted towards your degree (maximum of 2 courses allowed). All course options count towards either the International Relations or a Conflict Resolution degree. 

The Registration process will begin in mid July.  If you are interested, please complete the Non Degree Enrollment Request Form and we will forward you registration instructions in July.

Course fees for spring 2015 (for 3 credit course) were approximately $1877.85 for residents of Massachusetts and $.3,636.75 for non-residents. Contact the UMass Boston Bursar’s office for updated information.

fall 2015 non degree course options:


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Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:15 PM  

Theories and Concepts of International Relations  [section2]

Tuesdays 5:30 - 8:15 

Cross Cultural Conflict

Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:15 with Jeff Pugh

Contemporary Issues in World Politics

Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:15 with Lalia Farsakh

Theories of Conflict Resolution

Thursdays 6 - 8:30 PM with Jeff Pugh 

Global Governance  [section2]

Mondays 5:30 - 8:15 with Ursula Tafe


Globalization and International Development

Thursdays 5:30 - 8:15

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