The Master of Arts in International Relations program is a non-thesis degree program. All MAIR students are required to complete a comprehensive examination at the end of their degree to demonstrate their mastery of the field of International Relations.
When to apply for exams:
- 1/24 – 3/15 for FALL semester exam
- 7/17 – 9/15 for SPRING semester exam
- 12/17 – 2/15 for SUMMER semester exam
Available dates to begin 30-day exam period:
FALL September 15 - 30
SPRING January 15 - 31
SUMMER June 10 - 21
The 30-day, take-home exam will consist of three questions. Each answer must be at least 2500-3000 words (10-12 pages). A minimum of five references must also be included for each question. Students must use either APA- or Chicago-style writing (unless otherwise instructed) and must be consistent throughout. Exams are administered via Canvas.
Reminder: Students should check their OU email accounts regularly for official correspondence.