Requirements for the MA in International Affairs (one-year)

The one-year MA in International Affairs program is a two semester program*, with an additional part-time semester for the research project, comprised of 38 credits. The program is composed of five courses (20 credits), plus five required modules (8 credits), which are short, workshop style seminars taught by visiting professionals. The final 8 credits are fulfilled with a required research methods seminar (2 credits) and a 12,000-word thesis (6 credits).

* Classes for this program are not offered during the summer. Students starting the program in the spring semester will complete the program at the end of the following spring semester (May). Please contact graduate admissions for further details.

Core courses (8 credits)

Choose two of the following courses:

Elective courses (12 credits)

Choose three courses from the PO, GV and LW course offerings.

Modules (10 credits)

Five modules (as available - module topics change from semester to semester):

Seminar and Thesis (8 credits)

* A special note:  U.S. Federal regulations state that AUP students receiving federal loans cannot do research or write up their thesis while physically present in the United States.

 

Timeline

1ST SEMESTER 2ND SEMESTER 3RD SEMESTER
1 core course+ 2 electives 1 core course + 1 elective Thesis
2 modules 3 modules
1 Thesis Methodology Seminar
16 credits 16 credits 6 credits

 

Requirements for the MA in International Affairs (part-time, two-year)

The MA in International Affairs program can be done part-time over four semesters with an additional semester for the research project. The program is composed of five courses (20 credits), plus five required modules (10 credits), which are short, workshop style seminars taught by visiting professionals. The final 8 credits are fulfilled with a required research methods seminar (2 credits) and a 12,000-word thesis (6 credits).

Core courses (8 credits)

Choose two of the following courses:

Elective courses (12 credits)

Choose three of the following courses:

CM/GV5050

PO/GV5062

LW/CM5046

GV/PO5033

GV/PO5035

GV5036

GV5067

GV/PO5076

Modules (10 credits)

Five modules (as available - module topics change from semester to semester):

Seminar and Thesis (8 credits)

Timeline

1ST SEMESTER 2ND SEMESTER 3RD SEMESTER 4TH SEMESTER Summer
1 core course 1 core course  2 elective courses 1 elective course Thesis
2 modules 2 modules 1 module
1 Thesis Methodology Seminar
8 credits 8 credits 8 credits 8 credits 8 credits