International Affairs, M.A.
This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Master of Arts (M.A.)|
|Department:||Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government|
Building 50, Room 120
|College:||Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 33|
The M.A. in International Affairs prepares students to confront the challenges of an increasingly globalized world. The program is well-suited for students considering or presently pursuing a military or national security career, as well as those interested in international public service or policy work. The curriculum emphasizes international politics, including relations between countries, trade and diplomatic negotiations between countries, foreign policy, strategy, security, intelligence, and military conflict. Several courses emphasize policy-making and decision-making processes, institutions, national and regional politics, culture, and diplomatic relations. The program consists of 33 semester hours plus successful completion of a comprehensive examination or a thesis. All new students should be advised by the departmental advisor. In addition to the university requirement that students maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, students must also make a 3.0 or higher GPA in five of their six core courses.
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant:
- Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- Submission of a sample research paper
- Completion of Supplemental Questions on Graduate Application
International Affairs (33 SE)
|CPO 6006||Seminar in Comparative Politics||3|
|INR 6007||Seminar in International Relations||3|
|POS 6006||The Study of Politics||3|
|POS 6045||Seminar in American Politics||3|
|POS 6704||Political Science Research Methods||3|
|POT 5016||Seminar in Political Theory||3|
|Five CPO or INR prefix 5000/6000 level courses approved by the Chair or Advisor||15|
|Chair and Advisor-approved comprehensive examination||0|
Students may choose to complete a thesis in lieu of completing 6 sh of electives and the comprehensive exam.
|9 sh of CPO or INR prefix 5000/6000 courses approved by the Chair or Advisor||9|