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Master of Arts in International Relations

The MAIR program offers courses in multiple formats: live, online, and hybrid courses. While the variety of course formats provides flexibility to students, MAIR degree-seeking students will be required to complete at least two in-person courses. We strongly encourage students to complete this requirement early, particularly if they know they will be deployed or moving during the course of their degree.

The MAIR program is pleased to offer a wide spectrum of courses. However, not every course listed will be offered at every site. Students are encouraged to consult the PACS’s Schedule and Syllabi information for yearly course offerings.

Course ID Course Name
IAS 5793 Graduate Studies in International Relations

Course ID

Course Name

COMM 5003

Quantitative Methods

COMM 5023

Introduction to Research Methods

ECON 5023

Statistics for Decision Making

ECON 5073

Contemporary Economic Methods and Analysis

GEOG 5113

Quantitative Methods

HR 5023

Research Methods

LSTD 5043

Research Methods

PSC 5913

Intro. to Analysis of Political and Administrative Data

**Courses listed as Required or Research Methods cannot be used as elective credits.

*Course titles with an asterisk are listed in multiple areas, but may only be counted once within a student’s degree plan.

Course ID

Course Name

CAS 5970

Biosecurity and Emerging Pathogens

COMM 5960

Mass Opinion and Military Conflict*

GEOG 6220

Critical Geopolitics*

HIST 6400

American Experience in Vietnam*

HIST 6400

American Foreign Policy Between the Wars*

HIST 6400

Roots of American Foreign Policy

IAS 5013 (IAS 5940)

International Law

IAS 5043 (CAS 5970)

Global (International) Security

IAS 5213

Politics of the European Union*

IAS 5383

Political Economy of the Underworld: Organized Crime and Conflict

IAS 5433

International Relations in the Middle East*

IAS 5453

Politics and Policy of the Middle East*

IAS 5940

Eastern European Politics*

IAS 5940

EU, NATO and European Security

IAS 5940

Global Climate Change Policy*

IAS 5940

International Activism*

IAS 5940

International Law

IAS 5940

International Systems and the United Nations

IAS 5940

National Security Leadership

IAS 5940

U.S. Diplomatic History*

IAS 5940

Western Hemispheric Security

IAS 5940

Civil and Military Relations

IAS 5940

Small Wars/Low Intensity Conflict

IAS 5940

U.S. Intelligence Community

IAS 5940 (PSC 5623)

International Terrorism

IAS 5970

Domestic Politics and American Foreign Policy

LSAL 5463

U.S. Military Leadership: Insights and Applications

PSC 5123

The Making of American Foreign Policy

PSC 5193

Comparative Administration

PSC 5513

International Relations Theory

PSC 5523

Morality and Foreign Policy

PSC 5550

Decisions for War

PSC 5550

Inter-American Politics*

PSC 5550

Politics of the Global Financial Crisis*

PSC 5550

Russian Politics*

PSC 5600

Comparative Governments - Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan

PSC 5600

Political Change of Africa, Asia & Latin America

PSC 5633

Comparative Public Policy Analysis

PSC 5643

Politics in Western Europe*

PSC 5653

Democracies and Democratization

PSC 5683

Politics of Latin America*

SOC 5970

Overview of Environ. Issues from a Global and Strategic Perspective*

 

 

*Course titles with an asterisk are listed in multiple areas, but may only be counted once within a student’s degree plan.

Course ID

Course Name

CAS 5970

Africa Post-Colonial Contexts*

CAS 5970

Chinese Culture and Communication*

COMM 5253

Cross-Cultural Communication

COMM 5960

Mass Opinion and Military Conflict*

COMM 6323

International Communication

COMM 6970

War, Peace & the Media

COMM 6433

Intercultural Communication

COMM 6970

Small Group: Terrorism/Extremism

HIST 6300

Culture and Identity in Latin America*

HIST 6600

Religion and Society*

HR 5110

International Conflict Resolution

HR 5100

International/Intercultural Awareness

HR 5703

International Human Relations

HR 5970

Role of Gender and Warfare

IAS 5940

International Activism*

IAS 5940

Gender and War

IAS 5940

Women and Terrorism

IAS 5940

Minorities in the Middle East*

RELS 5970

Comparative Religions

RELS 5970

Islamic Culture

SOC 5970

Religion and Society

IAS 5940

Transnational Feminism

IAS 5363 

Cultures of Latin America*

IAS 5373

Media & Conflict in Latin America*

 

*Course titles with an asterisk are listed in multiple areas, but may only be counted once within a student’s degree plan.

Course ID

Course Name

ECON 5613

International Economics - Trade

ECON 5633

International Economics - Finance

ECON 5853

World Economic Development

ECON 5990

Chinese Economic Development*

ECON 5990

Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 5990

International Energy Markets

ECON 5990

Middle Eastern Economics*

GEOG 6220

Critical Geopolitics*

GEOG 6220

From Montreal to Kyoto: The Economics of Environmental Policy

GEOG 6220

Indigenous Development in Latin America*

GEOG 6220

Political Geography

GEOG 6230

Africa and the Global Economic System*

GEOG 6230

An Overview of the Oil & Gas Industry

GEOG 6230

Geography and the World Economy

GEOG 6230

Globalization of Plant Foods and Fiber

GEOG 6230

Sustainability, Economics and Natural Resources

GEOG 6230

The Economics of Natural Resources

GEOG 6240

A Global Overview of the Oil and Gas Industry

GEOG 6240

Climate Change and Society

GEOG 6240

Climate Impact

GEOG 6240

Global Climate Change Policy*

GEOG 6240

International Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation

GEOG 6240

Large Scale Ecosystem Restoration

GEOG 6240

Natural Resource Management in a Globalizing World

GEOG 6240

Resource and Environmental Geography

GEOG 6240

Resource Conflict in the Developing World

GIS 5013

Introduction to Spatial Thinking and Computer Mapping

IAS 5383

Political Economy of the Underworld: Organized Crime and Conflict

IAS 5940

Global Climate Change Policy

PSC 5550

Politics of the Global Financial Crisis*

SOC 5943

Inequality in Global Perspective

SOC 5970

Environment and Society

SOC 5970

Overview of Environ. Issues from a Global and Strategic Perspective

 

*Course titles with an asterisk are listed in multiple areas, but may only be counted once within a student’s degree plan.

Course ID

Course Name

CAS 5970

Africa Post-Colonial Contexts*

CAS 5970

Chinese Culture and Communication*

CAS 5970

Contemporary China

ECON 5990

Chinese Economic Development*

ECON 5990

Middle Eastern Economics*

GEOG 6220

Indigenous Development in Latin America*

GEOG 6230

Africa and the Global Economic System*

HIST 5970

Building Modern Nations: Bismarck and Ben Gurion

HIST 6200

British Empire

HIST 6200

Seminar in European History: The Great War, 1914-1918

HIST 6200

Europe: Home Fronts

HIST 6200

Roots of the Balkan Crisis

HIST 6200

Seminar in History: Russia's World War II

HIST 6300

Culture and Identity in Latin America*

HIST 6300

U.S. Relations with Cuba

HIST 6400

American Experience in Vietnam*

HIST 6400

American Foreign Policy Between the Wars*

HIST 6600

Seminar in Middle Eastern History: Stateless People

HIST 6600

The Modern Middle East

HIST 6600

Religion and Society*

HIST 6800

Remembering the Asia Pacific War

HIST 6970

U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America

IAS 5213

Politics of the European Union*

IAS 5433

International Relations in the Middle East*

IAS 5453

Politics and Policy of the Middle East*

IAS 5940

Afghanistan in Conflict

IAS 5940

Eastern European Politics*

IAS 5940

U.S. Diplomatic History*

IAS 5940

Minorities in the Middle East*

IAS 5123

African Peacekeeping

PSC 5550

Inter-American Politics*

PSC 5550

Russian Politics*

PSC 5643

Politics in Western Europe*

PSC 5683

Politics of Latin America*

SOC 5970

Cultures and Development in Africa

IAS 5363

Culture of Latin America*

IAS 5373

Media & Conflict in Latin America*

Two IR-approved elective courses (6 hours) must be taken.

Elective courses represent the breadth and depth of the core and substantive areas. Depth of understanding is increased by taking electives in a single area while breadth of understanding is increased by taking electives across several degree areas.

IR-approved elective courses may be found within the Core Area of Politics, Government and Security (PGS) or the following Substantive Areas.

All MAIR courses are title-specific. Some courses have the same course number. Only the course titles listed on the MAIR website are accepted for the MAIR degree.