International Relations (M.S.)

International Relations (M.S.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
INTL 500Fundamentals of International Relations3
INTL 502Global Governance3
PPOG 506Introduction to Geopolitics and International Diplomacy3
PPOG 641U.S. Middle East Foreign Policy3
PPOL 650International Law, Policy, and Politics3
PPOL 652U.S. Foreign Policy and Sovereignty Issues3
PSCI 600Comparative Politics3
Total Hours21
Elective Courses 1
Choose nine credit hours of elective courses9
Total Hours9
Thesis or Elective Courses 1,2
INTL 688Thesis Proposal3
INTL 689Thesis Proposal and Research 33
INTL 690Thesis Defense 40
Total Hours6

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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