The graduate program in international relations exposes students to the realities of the political environment through a core curriculum designed to familiarize them with the various layers of our political landscape and provide them with the tools necessary to become critical thinkers. A series of topical and regional electives present students with the opportunity to practice and sharpen critical skills on a variety of timely issues.
Matriculated students are welcome to develop a course concentration in an area that suits their educational and professional interests, such as homeland security, cybercrime or intelligence. Concentrations are conditional to the availability of sufficient relevant course offerings by other graduate programs.
To fulfill the requirements for a concentration, students may opt to complete three of their required electives by selecting available courses from another graduate program at the University. Students should discuss their plans for an individualized concentration with the program director.