International Relations/Comparative Politics

The International Relations/Comparative Politics concentration is designed to offer an understanding of the institutions and behaviors of foreign countries and transnational actors, as well as the dynamics of global politics. The concentration provides students with the methodological and analytic skills necessary for further graduate work at the doctoral level and careers in government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.

 Graduate Bulletin Concentration Description

Concentration Requirements

  • P S 5001 - Scope and Methods (3)

  • P S 5002 - Research Methods and Statistics (3)

  • P S 5900 - Internship in Public Affairs (3-6)*

  • P S 5020 - Pro-Seminar in International Relations (3)

  • P S 5040 - Pro-Seminar in Comparative Politics (3)

  • 12-15 hours of graduate electives 

  • 3 hours from the following in consultation with the program director

    • P S 5010 - Seminar in Political Philosophy (3)
    • P S 5030 - Seminar in American Government and Politics (3)
    • P S 5150 - Seminar in Public Policy (3)
    • P S 5670 - Advanced Environmental Politics (3)

International Relations and Comparative Politics Faculty 


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