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Degree overview: International affairs

International Affairs, also called International Relations, is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary field that trains graduate students in a broad range of studies, including:

  • human rights
  • sustainable development
  • global poverty
  • environmental issues
  • economics
  • policy analysis
  • globalization
  • political economy
  • security
  • global ethics
  • communications, and
  • foreign language.

Graduates gain the skills and knowledge to pursue international careers and often work for nonprofit organizations, government agencies, international organizations, development assistance programs, media outlets, trade associations, legal agencies, transnational corporations, research centers, colleges and universities, consulting firms, and banking and financial institutions.

International Affairs as a field of study is designed to instill in graduates a globally oriented perspective on the increasingly complicated issues that transcend national boundaries.