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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 admitted to one of our degree programs the credits earned will be counted towards your degree (maximum of 2 courses allowed). All course options count toward either the International Relations or a Conflict Resolution degree.

Once spring courses are posted, we will have link to non degree enrollment request form here. Registration allowed on a space available basis. Priority is given to matriculated students.

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.

CLOSED FOR Fall 2015 (check back for spring 2016 options)

Below is a sample of the types of courses we may offer to non degree students. 


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Special Topics: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with David Matz

Thursdays from 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

Class full check back in spring


Contemporary Issues in World Politics

Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:15 with Leila Farsakh

Theories of Conflict Resolution

Thursdays 6 - 8:30 PM with Jeff Pugh 

Class full check back in spring

Global Governance  [section2]

Mondays 5:30 - 8:15 with Ursula Tafe


Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:15 PM  

Class full check back in spring

Globalization and International Development

Thursdays 5:30 - 8:15

Enroll Now (closed till spring offerings available)

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