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Master’s Program • CIR

Master of Arts in International Relations

Program Highlights

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Receive training from world-class faculty, mentorship by advanced PhD students, and pursue a global career in consulting, government, IGOs, law firms, publishing, think tanks, and academia.

An intensive one-year program that combines intellectual diversity and analytical rigor, the MA in International Relations fosters a broad understanding of the political and economic dynamics of international relations while providing students with the opportunity to specialize in a subject of their own interest. Analytical and critical skills are developed through courses exploring international relations, political economy, development, law, human rights, and regional studies. In addition, students research and write a faculty-advised thesis analyzing a significant problem in international affairs. Throughout, faculty and academic staff support students in developing and implementing career strategies that will help them meet their unique professional and personal goals.

Designed For

Designed for students wishing to pursue International Relations careers in the public, private, or academic sectors.

Offered by the University of Chicago’s (opens in new tab) Committee on International Relations and (opens in new tab) Division of the Social Sciences.

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At a Glance

1 year Full-time
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