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Program Details

Webster University offers a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations which is designed for students who have an interest in international affairs and wish to incorporate specialized knowledge into their education. Students who decide to earn a master’s degree should display a large amount of dedication to their education and to their professional careers.

Upon completion of this program, graduates may work in settings such as governmental agencies, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or multinational corporations. Acquiring a Master of Arts in International Relations opens students up to opportunities of working in areas of foreign service, intelligence, the state department, military, congress, the UN, or other government agencies. There are a vast amount of private and public sector agencies in the United States and abroad which utilize knowledge of foreign relations. Through research and coursework, students in this program will have gained the knowledge that is often sought after by employers. Graduates who wish to teach at a college level must pursue their PH D. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to advance their career skills and pursue a higher education. Earning a Ph.D opens students up to even more specialized positions within the field of international relations.

The curriculum consists of international relations courses, comparative politics cluster courses, international politics cluster courses, and elective coursework. The content explores a variety of topics which include politics, foreign policy, research, and more. All courses for this program may be completed online. Webster University understands that many students who apply to this program may already be employed. This program provides students with the flexibility they need to stay employed while earning their degree.


  • Must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution recognized by Webster University
  • Meet all program admission standards

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission