Requirements: MA in International Affairs (38 credits)

Requirements and credit counts differ for the various Master’s programs at AUP. Please note that all requirements from previous years can be found in our archive catalogs.

Graduate students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00. Students with a GPA of less than 3.00 will be placed on probation. Only two grades of C (or C+) may be counted towards an M.A. degree. Students do not earn credit for grades below C.

All courses carry four (4) credits unless otherwise noted. 

 

Core Courses (8 credits)

Select two courses from the following list
Course Code
Course Name
PHILO. FOUND. OF INTERNAT'L RELATIONS
CIVIL SOCIETY: INTERNAT'L & COMP. PERSP.
CONFLICT MANAG'T, PREVENT'N, & RESOLUT'N
US & WORLD AFFAIRS

 

Electives (12 credits)

Course Code Course Name
Elective 1 Any graduate-level course coded LW or PO
Elective 2
Elective 3
 

Modules (10 credits)

Course Code Course Name
Module 1 PO5005 Modules (2 credits each)
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5

 

THESIS (8 credits)

Course Code Course Name
PO5095INPR THESIS (6 credits)
PO5099 THESIS METHODOLOGY SEMINAR (2 credits)

 

RECOMMENDED TIMELINE (FALL ENTRY)

FALL SPRING FALL
2 core courses 2 core courses Thesis*
2 elective courses 2 elective courses  
16 credits 16 credits 6 credits

 

RECOMMENDED TIMELINE (SPRING ENTRY)

SPRING FALL SPRING
2 core courses 2 core courses Thesis*
2 elective courses 2 elective courses  
16 credits 16 credits 6 credits

 

* The length of the thesis may vary, however — many students choose to take additional time for this component.