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Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

Welcome to the International Relations (MAIR) Homepage.

Originally designed to provide military personnel stationed throughout Europe and the United States access to a graduate degree through OU’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies, the MAIR program is now open to students worldwide.

The Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) is an interdisciplinary, non-thesis graduate degree program. OU’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies (PACS) allows both military personnel and other busy professionals the flexibility to complete their MAIR degree while maintaining a full-time job. Students can choose from courses in a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • International and Area Studies

The MAIR program is built to equip students with the tools to develop a broad base of knowledge in international relations, the ability to conduct research and analyze information from a variety of sources and the skills necessary to express their thoughts effectively. The MAIR degree is housed at nine European sites and five US sites. *Please note that students must have access to an MAIR site, as the MAIR program is not an online program.

The MAIR degree is housed in OU’s College of International Studies (CIS). CIS is dedicated to international learning, research and service at OU. With support from the university community and an active Board of Visitors, the College continues to work diligently towards its mission to “expand the OU international experience and develop compassionate, open-minded citizens and leaders.”