THE TRACK IN RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS (RDA) within the graduate program in international relations (INR)
The track in Research Design and Analysis (RDA) is designed to prepare students to meet the burgeoning demand for hard analytical skills in business, government, and the non-profit sector. Graduates of the new track will be able to marry appropriate analytical tools and methods to real world data in order to answer research questions. The requirements for the track in RDA are as follows.
General Core: Completion of the following.
Skill Courses: Completion of all of the following.
Practicum: Three courses from the following
Research Presentation: Completion of the following, which must result in a paper presented at an academic conference.
Thesis: Completion of six hours of thesis work. Work will be chaired by a three-person committee.