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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

  • 39 credit hours of approved graduate course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.00, including 18 credit hours in the core field, 6 credit hours in research methodology, 3 credit hours of capstone coursework, 9 credit hours in an area of concentration, and 3 credit hours in elective coursework that complements the chosen concentration.
  • Capstone experience: demonstration of research and writing skills through completion of a substantial research paper requirement, a thesis, or an integrated professional research experience.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS


Core (18 credit hours)


Research Methodology (6 credit hours)

  • Two courses in the following:
    • SIS-600 International Affairs Statistics and Methods (OR SIS-619 Advanced International Affairs Statistics/Methods)
    • SIS-612 Qualitative Research Methods in PCR
    • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology
    • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
    • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
    • ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design
    • PUAD-617 Project Management
    • SOCY-620 Social Research Methods
    • One Qualifying Paper and One Graduate Seminar in Philosophy
    • An approved methods course (see EPGA graduate advisor to discuss)


Capstone Experience (3 credit hours)

One course from the following:

  • PHIL-691 Internship in Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL-797 Master's Thesis Research (3-6) (may include 3 elective credit hours)
  • SIS-793 Practicum in International Affairs (3)
  • SIS-795 Master’s Research Requirement (3)
  • SIS-797 Master's Thesis Supervision (3-6) (may include 3 elective credit hours)


Concentration (9 credit hours)

Three thematically related courses in one of the following areas, or in another academically sound concentration approved by the student's faculty advisor: 

Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • SIS-609 Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Theory and Practice (3) 
  • Three courses from the following:
  • PHIL-611 Modern European Movements (approved topic)
  • PHIL-613 Studies in Asian Philosophy (approved topic) 
  • PHIL-685 Selected Topics in Philosophy (approved topic) 
  • SIS-606 Culture, PCR: Alt to Violence
  • SIS-610 Theories of Violence and War
  • SIS-611 International Negotiations
  • SIS-613 Reconciliation and Justice
  • SIS-617 Applied Conflict Resolution
  • SIS-619 Human Rights and Conflict
  • SIS-619 Gender and Conflict
  • SIS-619 Islamic Sources of Conflict Resolution
  • SIS-619 Peacebuilding in Divided Societies 
  • SIS-619 Conflict Prevention and Assessment
  • SIS-619 Dialogue: Approaches and Applications
  • SIS-619 Economics of Violence and Peace
  • SIS-619 Localizing Peace
  • SIS-619 Negotiation Analysis and Skills
  • SIS-619 Peacemaking in Intractable Conflict
  • SIS-619 Policies for Constructive Intergroup Relations
  • SIS-619 Peacebuilding in Africa
  • SIS-619 Post-war Peacebuilding
  • SIS-619 Theories and Methods of Nonviolence
  • SIS-619 U.S. Experiments in Peacebuilding
  • SIS-619 Comparative Peace Processes
  • SIS-619 Peace Education
  • SIS-639 Selected Topics in Int'l Conflict Res

Human Rights and Social Justice

Four courses from the following: 

  • PHIL-611 Modern European Movements (approved topic)
  • PHIL-616 Feminist Philosophy
  • PHIL-617 Race and Philosophy
  • PHIL-619 Buddhist Philosophy
  • PHIL-685 Selected Topics in Philosophy (approved topic) 
  • PHIL-702 Human Rights: Philosophical Questions
  • SIS-613 Reconciliation and Justice
  • SIS-619 International Law and the Global Order
  • SIS-619 Human Rights and Conflict
  • SIS-619 Gender and Conflict
  • SIS-619 Conflict in Africa
  • SIS-619 Islam & Human Rights
  • SIS-619 Human Rights and US Foreign Policy
  • SIS-619 Human Rights in Latin America
  • SIS-619 Youth and Conflict
  • SIS-619 Human Rights and Political Change in the Digital Age
  • SIS-625 International Organizations
  • SIS-696 United Nations
  • SIS-696 Minorities/Int'l Human Rgt Law
  • ANTH-635 Race, Gender, and Social Justice
  • JLS-615 Law and Human Rights

Global Environmental Justice

  • SIS-660 Environment and Politics (3) 
  • Three courses from the following:
  • PHIL-611 Modern European Movements (approved topic)
  • PHIL-685 Selected Topics in Philosophy (approved topic) 
  • SIS-619 Global Environmental Politics and Policy
  • SIS-620 Studies in Global Environmental Politics
  • SIS-649 Environment and Development
  • SIS-650 Global Econ & Sustainable Dev
  • SIS-660 Environment and Politics
  • SIS-663 Washington Workshop: Advanced Studies and Research in Environmental Policy
  • ECON-579 Environmental Economics

Ethics of Development

  • SIS-637 International Development (3) 
  • Three courses from the following:
  • PHIL-611 Modern European Movements (approved topic)
  • PHIL-617 Race and Philosophy
  • PHIL-685 Selected Topics in Philosophy (approved topic) 
  • SIS 624 Children & Int’l Development
  • SIS-635 Development Management
  • SIS 635 Health in Developing Countries
  • SIS-635 Rural Development
  • SIS-635 Urban Development
  • SIS-635 Community Development
  • SIS-636 Micropolitics of Development
  • SIS-637 International Development
  • SIS-644 Communic & Social & Economic Development
  • SIS-647 Governance, Democracy, and Development
  • SIS-648 Women and Development
  • SIS-649 Environment and Development
  • SIS-650 Global Economy and Sustainable Development
  • SIS 696 Youth and Int’l Development
  • ECON-661 Survey of Economic Development

International Economic Justice

  • SIS-616 International Economics (3) (prerequisite: ECON-603 Introduction to Economic Theory) 
  • Three courses from the following:
    • PHIL-617 Race and Philosophy
    • PHIL-685 Selected Topics in Philosophy (approved topic) 
    • SIS-616 International Economics (prerequisite: ECON-603 Introduction to Economic Theory) 
    • SIS-650 Global Economy and Sustainable Development
    • SIS-665 International Trade and Investment Relations 
    • SIS-666 International Monetary and Financial Relations
    • SIS-673 Comparative Political Economy
    • SIS-751 Int'l Political Economy
    • SIS-752 Global Economic Governance

Global Governance and International Organizations

  • SIS-621 International Law and the Legal Order (3) 
  • SIS-625 International Organizations (3) 
  • Two courses from the following:
    • PHIL-602 Nineteenth Century Philosophy
    • PHIL-611 Modern European Movements (approved topic)
    • PHIL-617 Race and Philosophy
    • PHIL-685 Selected Topics in Philosophy (approved topic) 
    • PHIL-690 Ind Study Project in Philos
    • SIS-616 International Economics
    • SIS-627 Int'l Finance/Emerging Markets
    • SIS-637 International Development
    • SIS-640 International Communication
    • SIS-644 Communic & Social & Econ Devel
    • SIS-647 Governance, Democracy, and Development
    • SIS-650 Global Econ & Sustainable Dev
    • SIS-665 Int'l Trade & Investmnt Reltns
    • SIS-666 Int'l Financial Relations
    • SIS-672 Theories of Comparative and International Studies
    • SIS-682 Foreign Pol: Institutions/Proc
    • SIS-710 Colloquium in Int'l Relations
    • SIS-751 Int'l Political Economy
    • SIS-752 Global Economic Governance

Elective (3 credit hours)

  • 3 credit hours from skills workshops, master's thesis requirement, or other elective courses chosen in consultation with faculty and advisor


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