What are the requirements for admission?
You can view our general admissions requirements and FAQ here. Admission and applications for the MA/IPB do not require any additional or different materials than the regular MA in IR application process.
What are the program requirements for the MA in International Relations with a concentration in International Politics and International Business degree?
You may view the specific requirements for the IPB concentration here.
Is the International Politics/Business concentration a joint degree?
No. The International Politics/Business concentration is not a joint degree. Upon completion of this concentration, students earn a Master's Degree in International Relations.
Will I be considered a student of both the Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Leonard N. Stern Business School?
No. Although you are taking courses at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, you are a student of the Graduate School of Arts and Science only.
Can I add or drop Stern courses after the GSAS deadline and be refunded?
No. MAIR/IPB students are students of the Graduate School of Arts & Science and are subject to GSAS add/drop policies and deadlines. If you move to add/drop a course after the GSAS deadline despite your course being taken at Stern, no refunds will be issued and a W will appear on your transcript for the course at hand. No exceptions will be considered to this rule.
Can this program be done on a part-time basis?
Only domestic students can complete the program on a part-time basis. Part-time students must complete the degree requirements within 5 years. International students must maintain full-time status while attending NYU.
What courses can I take at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business?
Students can select any class that is open to “non-Stern” students provided the course is relevant to their field of study or interests and they meet the course prerequisites.
How many credits must students take in the Program of International Relations and at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business?
Students in the concentration are required to complete 12 credits in International Relation's core courses, 8 points in International Relations electives, and 4 points of general electives, and 12 credits at Stern. All other requirements are the same.
Is there a limit to the number of credits students can take at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business each semester?
Student are limited to 6 credits per semester at Stern.
How many credits are Stern courses?
Credits for Stern courses vary between 1.5 to 3 credits. However, most students in this concentration take three-credit courses.
Can I contact Stern Registrar directly regarding registration and other enrollment issues?
No. Without your academic advisor's approval, Stern Registrar will not process your request. Students with concerns regarding cross-registration should contact their home school advisor. If you have questions regarding any of the information covered in this email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I contact my Stern professors otherwise?
Yes, we recommend that students review the syllabus of your selected course before you officially register for the course. If any questions arise, please contact the professor of the course. Please know that Stern professors do not manage course enrollment, requisites, or the registration process; therefore, they cannot override closed or restricted courses nor provide requisite waivers. You should not contact Stern professors about these issues.
What is the typical amount of time it takes to complete the International Politics/Business concentration?
Due to Stern's credit limitations (see above), the minimum time to complete this concentration is one and a half years.
Can I transfer credits from another institution?
Students can transfer up to 9 credits towards either their international relations or business course requirements. Transfer credit requests must be for graduate courses that have not been counted towards another degree. All transfer credit requests must be approved by both the IR Program Director and the Office of the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science.
How much is tuition?
Tuition for all courses follows the rate and fees schedule for the Graduate School of Arts and Science.