Gain insight into issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action and economic development and how they integrate with business, politics and society. With Webster’s master’s in International Relations, you can earn your degree through Webster University Online or in person at one of our campuses in the U.S. or abroad. Whichever you choose, you’ll graduate with the expertise to make a difference for organizations and groups around the world.
Why Webster for your master’s in International Relations?
A unique program for aspiring leaders
Webster is a leader in the field of international relations education, with a program that has been in place for over 30 years. Our faculty bring years of experience and expertise to this concentrated program of study, which is ideal for:
Professionals who want to work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organization, a nongovernmental organization or a multinational corporation.
Professionals who wish to pursue a PhD or an academic career in International Relations.
Support global businesses and organizations
Deepen your knowledge of a range of issues, including international security, political and economic development, and humanitarian policy. Explore the politics, history, and cultures of world regions. You’ll graduate ready to:
Analyze international events and issues.
Conduct research to better understand modern issues in international relations.
Communicate strategic solutions to complex global problems.
Classes designed by industry experts
Learn from expert faculty with industry experience. Gain a more nuanced understanding of relevant issues like globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. Sharpen your research and communication skills to analyze and solve real-world problems.
Your course list
The 36 credit hours required for the Master of Arts in International Relations include the following courses:
Capstone in International Relations
Introduction to International Relations
Research Methods and Perspectives
Comparative Politics Cluster (Choose Two Courses)
African Area Studies
Asian Area Studies
Central and Eastern European Area Studies
Comparative Foreign Policy
Latin American Area Studies
Middle East Area Studies
Politics of Development
South and Central Asian Area Studies
Topics in Comparative Politics
Western European Area Studies
International Politics Cluster (Choose Four Courses)
Food and Water Security
Humanitarian Issues in International Politics
Introduction to International Disaster Law
International Law and Politics of Outer Space
International Political Economy
Introduction to International and Nongovernmental Organizations
Study on campus – close to home or around the world – or take classes online. With our unique and expansive worldwide footprint, you can study and travel, building your professional network in other countries along the way.
Enjoy a flexible and rewarding career
A master’s in International Relations prepares you for a variety of different career paths. You can work in government service, international organizations, the nonprofit sector, business, health, or international education.