Welcome to the Program in International Relations at NYU housed in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. I am pleased that you decided to join us. The entire IR team is committed to making your experience at New York University rewarding and productive.
The Master of Arts in International Relations is a predominantly terminal MA degree. The curriculum exposes students to substantive knowledge and scholarly research in the field of International Relations in order to help students develop critical thinking, analytical, research, and writing skills that will be applied in careers found in the practice of international affairs.
Alumni of the program have embarked on successful professional careers in government, the public sector, non-profits, and the private sector; while others have gone on to pursue a Ph.D. in political science or other related fields.
The faculty teaching in the MA Program in International Relations include both full-time and part-time NYU faculty drawn from across NYU. Some faculty are based in the IR program, while many other full-time faculty are based in world-class departments such as Politics, History, Anthropology, the Wagner School, the Stern School of Business and NYU Law. NYU faculty are leaders in their field and their research is influential in their respective academic disciplines, as well as impacting public policy. Additionally, the IR Program benefits greatly from our part-time faculty who bring experience from the public and private sectors into the classroom. The ability to learn from these scholars and professionals is part of what makes NYU special.
This handbook provides you with the necessary information concerning degree requirements and program policies and procedures. Please note that the GSAS and NYU University rules and regulations supersede this handbook except in cases of additional requirements or stricter standards. Please review the GSAS Policies and Procedures Manual carefully.
Michael John Williams, Ph.D.