Two Global Cities, One Global University
First Year in New York City, Second Year in Washington DC
New York is home to the United Nations, host to numerous non-governmental organizations such as Human Rights Watch, the Asia Society and Amnesty International to name a few, as well as a hub of global finance.
Washington DC is the capital of the United States, filled with diplomatic missions, not to mention a range of international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Both are global cities that have much to offer students of international affairs. However, until recently students have had to choose between an MA in International Relations based in New York City or one based in Washington DC. Now, you no longer have to decide between studying in New York or DC – you can do both.
NYU’s MA in International Relations now offers a degree option to complete the second year of the degree in Washington DC. All students begin the program in New York at NYU’s Washington Square campus located in historic Greenwich Village. Over the course of two semesters in New York students complete 26 points towards their MA and can take advantage of all that the Big Apple has to offer.
During the summer students move to DC to complete another 14 points on site at NYU’s Constance Millstein and Family Academic Center located in the heart of the District on L Street, just blocks from the White House. In the first DC semester students undertake coursework, whilst in the second semester they complete a Thesis Project and are encouraged to pursue a full-time internship.
How to apply:
When you apply to the MAIR at NYU you will be asked to apply either for the two-year program in New York or the 1:1 program NYC-DC.
MAIR NYC-DC Program Program of Study
YEAR ONE in New York City
Semester 1 – NYC -- 14 semester points
- Core Seminar – International Relations
- Core Seminar – Global and International History
- Core Seminar – Writing for International Relations
- IR Elective 1
Semester 2 – NYC -- 12 semester points
- Core Seminar – World Economic, Methods, or Comparative Politics
- IR Elective 2
- IR Elective 3
End of First Academic Year: 26 Points
YEAR TWO in Washington DC
Semester 3 - DC -- 12 semester points
- IR Elective 4
- IR Elective 5
- IR Elective 6
Semester 4 - DC -- 2 semester points
- MA Thesis Seminar
- Required Internship
End of Second Academic Year: 14 Points
Total Degree Points: 40