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School of International Service, PhD

SIS-801 Schools of Thought in International Relations

This 3 credit course provides a rigorous engagement with the main and emerging theories of international relations, as well as critiques of those theories, and the different levels of analysis used in studying international relations. Usually offered every fall.

Course Syllabus

Prerequisite: 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