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Master of Arts in International Relations

The Master of Arts in International Relations is a 30-hour, non-thesis program designed to equip leaders for service in a wide array of international contexts, including for-profit businesses, non-profit/non-governmental organizations, diplomacy, and government. The degree provides a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between international institutions, commerce, diplomatic relations, society, government, religion, foreign affairs, the arts, and other facets of society in today’s global environment. Graduates of the program will be prepared to lead with distinction and diplomacy in an ever-globalizing world and serve their communities.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:

ADMISSION INFORMATION

REQUIRED CORE CURRICULUM (9 hours)

course

Credit hours

REQUIRED CORE CURRICULUM
MAIR 5306 - Theories of International Relations

MAIR 5318 - International Political Economy

MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership (S-L)

9

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC CURRICULUM

Choose 5 out of the following:

MAIR 5301 - Contemporary Global Issues (Travel Study)

MAIR 5302 - Geopolitics

MAIR 5303 - Comparative Global Religions and Worldviews (S-L)

MAIR 5305 - Cultural Intelligence

MAIR 5317 - Comparing Government Structures and Political Systems

MAIR 6314 - Human Rights

MAIR 6315 - International Ethics

MAIR 6316 - Global Health

MAIR 6319 - International Security

15

CONCENTRATIONS Choose one

Global Business
With the approval of the program director, select any two graduate courses from the Graduate School of Business.

General International Relations

With the approval of the program director, select any two graduate courses from the Cook School of Leadership.

6

Total Credit Hours Required

30

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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