MA in International Affairs
What you will learn
The MA in International Affairs will prepare you to become effective professionals and leaders in national and international institutions, while upholding the highest intellectual and ethical standards; dedication to public service and international cooperation; and understanding among people.
In this major, you will gain critical understanding in the theoretical, practical, legal and ethical dimensions of international relations; demonstrate command of analytical and experiential approaches to learning; develop dispositions for continuous professional development as life-long learners; and adapt to different academic and professional milieus.
Who can apply?
Applicants to the program must hold a bachelor degree in Political Science and/or International Affairs or a related field. Non-major applicants may be admitted with remedial requirements.
Your career path
An MA in International Affairs prepares you for a variety of professions including diplomacy, work in international organizations, journalism, research, and politics. In addition, many graduates also pursue Doctoral degrees in Lebanon, Europe and North America.
Once admitted to the program, you can can apply for graduate assistantships. Graduate assistantships are intended to enhance your educational experiences, through providing academic services to your department/school, such as teaching and research. In return, a percentage of your tuition fees is waived. This percentage ranges from a 50-percent to a 100-percent deduction of your tuition fees.
In order to qualify for a MA in International Affairs, you must complete 30 credits from the following courses:
Core requirements (12 Credits)
|INA811||Theories of International Affairs||3|
|INA 852||Research Methodology||3|
Other requirements: Issue Studies (18 Credits)
Note: to graduate with a Middle East area studies emphasis, you have to take at least three courses in that area.
International Relations Topics
|INA812||Foreign Policy Analysis||3|
|INA813||Topics in International Relations*||3|
|INA815||Topics in International Organizations*||3|
|INA 825||Comparative Politics||3|
|INA831||International Political Economy||3|
|INA 840||Topics in Area Studies*||3|
|INA842||Topics in International Law*||3|
|INA 850||Political Theory||3|
|INA851||International Conflict and Conflict Resolution||3|
|INA 855||Politics and Migration||3|
Middle East Area Studies
|INA814||Topics in Middle East Politics*||3|
|INA826||Comparative Politics of the Middle East||3|
|INA830||International Relations of the Middle East||3|
*Courses listed as ‘Topics’ enable the program to create timely courses (e.g., Comparative Revolutions) or courses to be taught by renown specialists in the field. The specific focus of topics courses will vary from one semester to another.
This program requires 30 credits, which can be completed in two years.
This program is offered in Beirut and Byblos.
More about this program
- Mission, objectives and intended outcomes
- Graduate Student Guide
- Application for Graduate Assistantship (deadline for submission August 18, 2019)