International Relations (MAIR)

Graduate Degree Program
College: Behavioral and Social Sciences

ABSTRACT

The Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) is a 4+1 Combined Program that is designed to provide advanced coursework and applied quantitative methods training for students seeking careers as researchers in academia, as well as research analysts in the public and private sectors. The MAIR curriculum of 30 credits includes coursework in international political economy, international security, international law, and statistical methods of data analysis for international relations research questions. The curriculum emphasizes theoretical and quantitative empirical research in international relations. During the final semester, students will complete a capstone research project. The coursework will relate academic research to real-world events and their policy implications. 

At this time, MAIR is open to students who are Government and Politics (GVPT) majors at the University of Maryland.

CONTACT

MAIR Admissions
2117 Chincoteague Hall
7401 Preinkert Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.314.7703
Email: MAIR@umd.edu

Website: https://gvpt.umd.edu/landingtopic/five-year-bama-international-relations 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  • CV/Resume
  • Description of Research/Work Experience (optional)

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents August 15, 2023 December 15, 2022
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants March 15, 2023 September 15, 2022

RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Program Website: https://oes.umd.edu/professionals-post-baccalaureates/professional-graduate-programs/international-relations

Application Process: gradschool.umd.edu/admissions/application-process/step-step-guide-applying