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Graduate Program in International Relations: The Non-Thesis Program (NOTE: The Program Director recommends against the non-thesis option, except in unusual cases.)

General Course Core: Completion of the following.

  • INR 790 Seminar in International Relations Research Methods

Proseminars: Completion of all of the following.

  • INR 538 International Trade and Finance
  • INR 602 Proseminar in International Politics
  • INR 603 Proseminar in American Diplomatic History
  • INR 604 Proseminar in Comparative Politics

Electives: Completion of seven electives from within any field.

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The student must take written exams in two of the following four fields: International Economics, International Politics, American Diplomatic History, and Comparative Politics.

Comprehensive Exams: The student must take written exams in two of the following four fields: International Economics, International Politics, US Foreign Policy, and Comparative Politics.