These are minimum requirements. Additional courses may be desirable and are up to the supervising committee to designate. Courses used to satisfy requirements in other fields may not be used to satisfy International Relations requirements.
Requirements for the PhD
Completion of at least five courses distributed as follows:
A. Pol S 521 International Relations Core (5 credits)
B. Additional Required Courses:
Pol S 522 International Political Economy (5 credits)
Pol S 524 International Security (5 credits)
C. Two additional courses drawn from the course list below or a course approved by petition.
D. Completion of three courses, including the Core Course, is the requirement before the defense of the Masters Essay of Distinction.
International Relations Course List
Pol S 525 International Law—Policy (5 credits)
Pol S 527 Special Topics in International Relations Research (5 credits, max. 15)
Pol S 534 International Affairs (3 credits)