2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs 
    Mar 05, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Relations

Program Overview

The field of International Relations continues to develop rapidly in response to dramatic global changes. The 36-credit NEC MA in International Relations prepares graduates to evaluate and analyze relevant global issues and area studies expertise. Graduates grounded in the facts of the past, skilled in the debates of the present, and able to anticipate patterns of future development, will be crucial in shaping responses to global change. The Master of Arts in International Relations at NEC is a practical program, preparing students to face the challenges of an evolving international political landscape. Coursework covers central issues such as globalization, international security, terrorism, international political economy and American Foreign Policy. Graduates emerge with expertise in a range of contemporary issues.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in International Relations will be able to:

  • Develop a working knowledge of several subfields of the discipline, such as International Relations Theory, Comparative Politics, Area Studies, and International Security;
  • Carry out research in the broad field of international relations and related sub-topics;
  • Analyze international events and issues and propose options to resolve conflicts and policy matters in the international arena;
  • Apply and critique theories and models of international relations to the practice of international affairs;
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral, and online communication skills;
  • Understand, analyze and propose resolutions to ethical issues in international relations;
  • Become effective practitioners in the field of international relations.
  • Write and present significant works of research and policy documents, as reflected in the preparation of a thesis or capstone at the end of the program.




      International Relations