Master's Program in International Relations in North America

Top Master's Degrees in International Relations in North America 2017

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

The academic study of the relationships that form between the many nongovernmental organizations, countries, multinational corporations and states around the world is known as international relations. Common topics include terrorism, nuclear proliferation and human rights.

 

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Master Degree in International Relations in North America

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Online Master in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Creighton University Online
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 - 24  September 2017 USA Omaha

Creighton University’s Online Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution develops strong leaders across a variety of industries that can systematically break down problems, mediate different points of view, and collaborate towards innovative solutions. [+]

Best Masters Programs in International Relations in North America 2017. Creighton University’s Online Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution develops strong leaders across a variety of industries that can systematically break down problems, mediate different points of view, and collaborate towards innovative solutions. The program is offered by the Werner Institute at Creighton University School of Law, ranked by The Princeton Review in its Best 169 Law Schools (2015). Concentrations Organizational Collaboration and Conflict Management International Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Health Care Collaboration and Dispute Resolution The flexible program enables students to complete their degree completely online in 18-24 months. The program also includes two 5-day residencies at Creighton’s campus in Omaha, Nebraska giving students an opportunity to practice their skills in role-playing simulations and group exercises. Students also complete a practicum experience in a professional or organizational setting that you choose. Partnership with Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Creighton students and recent graduates receive ACR membership for $50 per year, a tuition break of $200 per semester, as well as other discounts towards publications and conferences. [-]

Master in Higher Education and Student Affairs

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time August 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. [+]

Prepare for a professional career in student affairs and leadership in higher education. The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. Program Schedule Consistent with the School of Education's commitment to serve working adults, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester. Classes are typically held Thursday evenings, Friday evenings and all day Saturday. Program Cornerstones: An integrated approach to issues of equity and access in higher education. A commitment to social justice emphasized throughout coursework and co-curricular experiences. A practicum component, which places students in diverse learning environments within student affairs and promotes the development of concrete practical skills and reflective learning. An optional paid internship opportunity, which can provide a compensation package offered by the USF Division of Student Life. “The social justice education component is something that I value most about the HESA program. It adds meaning and purpose to the work I'm pursuing and allows me to see the bigger picture. Joining a program that would afford me the opportunity to merge theory and practice was essential to my decision to attend USF.” - Amiya Powell-Hodge, Higher Education & Student Affairs Alumna The HESA Program at USF seeks individuals who demonstrate an explicit commitment to social justice in higher education and student affairs. As such, we undergo a holistic admissions process... [-]

Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. [+]

Best Masters Programs in International Relations in North America 2017. GPS is proud to offer a new, innovative, two-year, full-time degree: Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs. Beginning in fall 2017, students will work with UC San Diego’s world-class community of China scholars to investigate in depth the most important issues relating to contemporary China. This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. The expertise of the degree’s core faculty covering economics, management, political science and policy analytics, is supplemented by other UC San Diego scholars who specialize in Chinese politics, society, history and language. The result is academic and professional training that prepares graduates for an array of academic, business, diplomatic and government positions. The cornerstone of the degree is the design and implementation of an interdisciplinary capstone project. This research project is closely guided by our preeminent faculty over the last six months of the degree program. The capstone fosters a mastery of research design and methods for the study of contemporary China and requires critical analysis of original and secondary Chinese sources. The ability to use original language source material is essential for serious professional analysis of China, thus students must possess language skills that are appropriate to the type... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 18  September 2017 USA La Jolla + 1 more

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is our leading executive international affairs degree. Incoming students are seasoned professionals with five or more years of work experience and our curriculum challenges them by digging deeply into the study of international relations, international political economy, public policy, environmental sustainability and Asia-Pacific security. Whether you’re looking to advance your global career or launch a new one, the MAS-IA provides all the tools you’ll need to excel. [+]

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is our leading executive international affairs degree. Incoming students are seasoned professionals with five or more years of work experience and our curriculum challenges them by digging deeply into the study of international relations, international political economy, public policy, environmental sustainability and Asia-Pacific security. We offer the flexibility of both full- and part-time enrollment, allowing students the option of maintaining employment while pursuing their degree. GPS students thrive in the diverse, cosmopolitan atmosphere of one of America’s most innovative cities, while enjoying proximity to the broader Pacific region that plays such a crucial role in today’s global economy and geopolitics. On campus, students work with professors who are leading experts in their fields. Selecting one of five specialized career tracks, as well as a regional specialization, students are able to connect academic work with the leadership roles they’ll assume after graduation. Whether you’re looking to advance your global career or launch a new one, the MAS-IA provides all the tools you’ll need to excel. Program Overview Students enrolled full time complete the degree in a nine-month academic year (holders of F or J visas must study full time). A part-time enrollment option (2 academic years) is also available to professionals with flexible work schedules. In addition to core classes, students must also satisfy the requirements of a career track and complete electives for a country/regional specialization: China, Korea, Japan, Latin America or Southeast Asia. ... [-]

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond. Our faculty are go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences. [+]

Best Masters Programs in International Relations in North America 2017. The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond. Our faculty are go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences. Program Overview The MPP requires 92 units for completion. All students take eight required core courses in their first year and a capstone research seminar in the second. Students must choose a minimum of one area of specializations. Although proficiency in a foreign language is not required, 24 units may be counted toward the degree as long as the language matches an elective regional or country specialization. ... [-]

Master of International Affairs

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year, full-time degree program, focusing on the Americas and Asia. GPS students develop invaluable global perspectives through engaging with a diverse range of people and ideologies, sculpting skills and sensibilities that will shape future political and economic policies and strategies. [+]

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year, full-time degree program, focusing on the Americas and Asia. GPS students develop invaluable global perspectives through engaging with a diverse range of people and ideologies, sculpting skills and sensibilities that will shape future political and economic policies and strategies. Our faculty consists of leaders in public policy, global politics, international security, business and economics and environmental sustainability. Our high-performing students—attracted to the School from around the globe—explore a variety of career paths at GPS through dynamic case studies assigned by industry-leading scholars, quantitative analyses of real-world challenges and professional internships. Master of International Affairs graduates pursue careers in global business, diplomacy, non-profits, regional development and more. Our alumni network spans more than 80 countries, maintaining GPS connections all over the world. From the classroom to internships to the workplace and beyond, we understand your goals in international policy and practice. Let GPS be the catalyst that takes you there. Program Overview In addition to core classes, Master of International Affairs students in the program select one career track and one country/regional specialization: China, Korea, Japan, Latin America or Southeast Asia. Language acquisition is a key element within the curriculum. ... [-]

Master of Arts in US National Security

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a unique, professionally-oriented graduate school offering a Master of Arts Degree in US national security. The DMGS program is specifically designed to support the professional development of aspiring, new, and mid-level professionals in government, the private sector, and in civil society who seek to advance and secure the interests and ideals of the nation. [+]

Best Masters Programs in International Relations in North America 2017. Program Objectives The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a unique, professionally-oriented graduate school offering a Master of Arts Degree in US national security. The DMGS program is specifically designed to support the professional development of aspiring, new, and mid-level professionals in government, the private sector, and in civil society who seek to advance and secure the interests and ideals of the nation. The focus of this program is to enhance students’ historical, conceptual, and theoretical knowledge of skills necessary to develop strategy and policy; to develop the skills to diagnose contemporary and over-the-horizon threats and opportunities; and based on this diagnosis, to consider policy options and the integration of alternative capabilities which could be applied to ongoing security challenges and conflict melioration and resolution. This includes the skills to anticipate the trends in the global environment; the short-and long-term aims, strategies, instruments and vulnerabilities of competitors; and to identify the resulting specific opportunities ― in a given region or globally ― to advance US interests. The program will also cover US government organizational and institutional arrangements, and the authorities of individual agencies to implement policy. In addition, the tensions between national security policy and practices and liberal democracy will be considered – and how the US and other democracies have sought to reconcile them. This program will also cover the functional utility of individual instruments, and integrated “whole of government” planning in regional geographic contexts, with... [-]

Masters in International Policy and Development

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Monterey

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. [+]

Promote Global Development The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. The student-centered program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to help graduates launch careers in foreign policy and international relations, resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, and promoting global development. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum. Practical Skills for Positive Change The International Policy and Development degree and Master of Public Administration degree share a common faculty and curriculum. Together these two degrees make up the Development Practice and Policy (DPP). DPP gives students the flexibility to explore both areas of study and then choose one at the start of their final semester. Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the International Policy and Development program by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition. We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more. Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section. [-]

Master Of Social Development Studies

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme + 1 more

This multidisciplinary course is for candidates who wish to give the tools to become professionals and develop leaders capable of identifying current challenges and to propose innovative solutions. [+]

Best Masters Programs in International Relations in North America 2017. This multidisciplinary course is for candidates who wish to give the tools to become professionals and develop leaders capable of identifying current challenges and to propose innovative solutions. They will become familiar with the main theories of development and with the issues, challenges, solutions and limits development. They deepen their understanding of the multiple dimensions that interact on community development and on territorial dynamics. Also, they will develop their ability to analyze social relations and human actions, relations with the environment and social structures in the territories. Students also master the various techniques of research and specific action to development. After their training, they will have acquired the theoretical and methodological knowledge necessary to understand and act on developing and elsewhere. REGULAR FLOW - WITH MEMORY This profile is intended both for students who wish to develop research skills to candidates who wish to pursue doctoral studies. They will master the methods of collecting and analyzing information, critical analysis of development indicators and specific research process development. After their training, the students will contribute to the advancement of development research by writing a dissertation on a specific problem in this discipline. REGULAR FLOW - WITH TEST This profile is for students who wish to increase their professional expertise and promote their integration in the labor market. They will expand their knowledge and skills development and will thus have a global vision of this discipline. With writing a test, they will... [-]

MA In Ethics

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The MA in Ethics aims to acquire a comprehensive understanding of theories, concepts and tools of ethics and philosophy to empower them to think critically and structured on contemporary issues, so as to illuminate the individual and collective choices . [+]

The MA in Ethics aims to acquire a comprehensive understanding of theories, concepts and tools of ethics and philosophy to empower them to think critically and structured on contemporary issues, so as to illuminate the individual and collective choices . The research topics in this area are defined on the following themes: immigration and citizenship; international and intercultural relations; human rights; technological, scientific and biomedical development; management of public and private administrations; critique of ideology. Program Structure The MA in Ethics prepares both at the workplace and research. As it welcomes students from all disciplines, it includes a significant tuition (21 credits), to allow to acquire fundamental knowledge in ethics. The MA in Ethics also allows for a research project with an interdisciplinary orientation (24 credits memory) on an author, a theory or theoretical or practical problems. This program also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research areas Ethics professors research issues are defined around the following themes: history of moral philosophy; social and political philosophy; human rights; violence and totalitarian ideologies; cultural diversity and immigration; International and intercultural dialogue; transitional justice, restorative justice in countries in post-conflict; relationship between ethics, science and society; Research Ethics and genomics; clinical ethics and bioethics; ethics and religious culture. Other professors from UQAR, members of the institutional research group Ethos can also direct memories, which multiplies the possibilities of subjects that can be treated by students: organizational ethics and management; Business ethics and corporate; professional ethics of teachers;... [-]

Master in International Business Law Contracting & International Relations (online or executive)

Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Madrid
Campus or Online Full time 10  October 2017 Spain Spain Online Madrid Barcelona USA New York United Kingdom Cambridge Switzerland Lausanne + 8 more

Following the main law firms and international institutions’ requirements, this Master program is designed for graduated interested in legal practice within the international field. [+]

Best Masters Programs in International Relations in North America 2017. Following the main law firms and international institutions’ requirements, this Master program is designed for graduated interested in legal practice within the international field. Business and contracting rules are developing homogeneously worldwide due to the main role played by the principle of party autonomy. To be able to understand and apply international relations government rules is another key requirement to correctly application of law within the international scenario frame. This International Business Law, Contracting and International Relations program is categorically pragmatic and covers all those main topics and tools to further facilitating their students for a secure and efficient law practicing within the top law firm and first level international institutions. In this sense, this program offers an in-depth analysis of Company law, Hard law , Soft law, Compliance , Tax , Litigation ,Commercial law, Public law, Employment law , Criminal law , International Relations , lawyer-to-client protocol , interpretation of balance sheet, income statement, etc. Objective Providing all students of a practical legal training in business law and international relations. Being an expert in business law and international contracting necessary involves a whole knowledge of the most transcendent both economic and social areas. Calendar On-line methodology allows all students to juggle high quality instruction and professional practicing. The most important benefit of online learning is that it can span time and distance. The flexible times offered to the students helps them to work around their schedule. Within the terms... [-]

Master in International Law, Foreign Trade and International Relations

Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Madrid
Campus Full time 1500  September 2017 Spain Madrid Barcelona Spain Online USA New York United Kingdom Cambridge Switzerland Lausanne + 8 more

We at ISDE, whose pioneering commitment to the integration of students in law firms inspired the creation of the new Masters in Admission to the Practice of Law, believe that although the programme provides the practical training essential for the practice of the profession, there are two aspects that it does not fully cover : specialisation and training for the practice of international law. [+]

We at ISDE, whose pioneering commitment to the integration of students in law firms inspired the creation of the new Masters in Admission to the Practice of Law, believe that although the programme provides the practical training essential for the practice of the profession, there are two aspects that it does not fully cover : specialisation and training for the practice of international law. Our proven experience in the field prompted us to consider the introduction of a programme that would complete the Masters in Admission to the Practice of Law, which we provide in conjunction with the prestigious Carlos III University of Madrid. The formula for achieving this goal for an institution of the calibre of ISDE is as simple as it is essential: the Masters in Admission to the Practice of Law is now provided together with the best private Masters degrees, given that the specialist programmes that ISDE has been offering for years have earned it a place in the most important Spanish and international rankings.The result is a masters that is unique in the sector, and which has the added benefit of a second practical training stage during which the student will become a real member of the “ecosystem” of a law firm, not a mere observer. The combination of two highly prestigious Masters programmes, together with the specialisation and international experience that leading law firms require today will give graduates a competitive advantage when seeking employment in the legal market. Objectives The objective of this... [-]

University of Western Australia: Master of International Development

International Studies Abroad
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Helena Spain Sevilla Australia Western Australia Andalusia Wollongong Townsville Sydney United Kingdom London Edinburgh Reading Newcastle upon Tyne Queensland + 14 more

The Master of International Development engages students with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. [+]

Best Masters Programs in International Relations in North America 2017. The Master of International Development, taught by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts, engages students with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. You will develop the knowledge and skills to approach practical and policy challenges in a wide range of contexts by drawing on expertise from development geographers, political scientists, resource economists and development practitioners. Multi-disciplinary approach, taught by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science- across the Schools of Earth and Environment, Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Social Sciences - to ensure you graduate with a well-rounded capacity to effect global and local change. [-]

Master in International Relations and Political Science

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

The Master in International Relations and Political Science is a two-year programme designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The programme prepares ... [+]

The Master in International Relations and Political Science is a two-year programme designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities as well as careers dealing with different aspects of international relations which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or the private sector.

Master in International Relations and Political Science

The Master in International Studies (MIS) is a two-year program designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The program prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities, and careers dealing with different aspects of international relations which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or the private sector.... [-]


Master in International Affairs

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

The Master in International Affairs (MIA) is an innovative two-year programme designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary approach to international issues. [+]

This innovative two-year programme - Master in International Affairs provides interdisciplinary training in international relations. It combines the theoretical study of international economics, history, international law and political science along with interdisciplinary seminars and professional workshops.

 

 

Master in International Affairs

 

In today’s rapidly changing world, strong analytical skills and the lens of complementary disciplines are essential to understand new dynamics and to design policy. In this perspective, the Master in International Affairs offers:

a substantial familiarisation with at least two disciplines in international relations, and specialisation in two of the following three innovative themes: Global and regional integration, Security and conflict management, and Global society. an opportunity to acquire or enhance the technical and professional skills that are necessary for effective analysis and decision-making, such as quantitative methods, communication and negotiating techniques, and project management. ... [-]