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School of International Service, PhD

SIS-096 Pro-seminar in Theory, Research and Policy

This non-credit course, which meets biweekly during the Fall and Spring semester, involves guest lecturers which are intended to expose students to methods and approaches to the study of international relations from across the social sciences, as well as to the practice of international relations research in both academic and policy settings.

Course Syllabus

Prerequisites: admission to the PhD in International Relations.


Contact Kasey Neil Petri, the PhD Program Coordinator, at 202-885-6582 or

We encourage prospective candidates to visit the University to meet faculty members and current PhD students. To arrange a visit, contact Graduate Admissions at 202-885-1646 or