MA in International Affairs
What Will I learn?
Our graduate program prepares you to become effective professionals and leaders in national and international institutions, while upholding the highest intellectual and ethical standards; dedication to public service and international cooperation; and understanding among people.
In this major, you will gain critical understanding in the theoretical, practical, legal and ethical dimensions of international relations; demonstrate command of analytical and experiential approaches to learning; develop dispositions for continuous professional development as life-long learners; and adapt to different academic and professional milieus.
Who Can Apply?
Applicants to the program must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and/or International Affairs or a related field. Non-major applicants may be admitted with remedial requirements.
An MA in International Affairs at LAU prepares you for a variety of professions including diplomacy, work in international organizations, journalism, research, and politics. In addition, many graduates also pursue Doctoral degrees in Lebanon, Europe and North America.
In order to qualify for an MA in International Affairs, you must complete 30 credits from the following courses:
Core requirements (12 Credits)
|Theories of International Affairs
Other requirements: Issue Studies (18 Credits)
Note: to graduate with a Middle East area studies emphasis, you have to take at least three courses in that area.
International Relations Topics
|Foreign Policy Analysis
|Topics in International Relations*
|Topics in International Organizations*
|International Political Economy
|Topics in Area Studies*
|Topics in International Law*
|International Conflict and Conflict Resolution
|Politics and Migration
Middle East Area Studies
|Topics in Middle East Politics*
|Comparative Politics of the Middle East
|International Relations of the Middle East
*Courses listed as ‘Topics’ enable the program to create timely courses (e.g., Comparative Revolutions) or courses to be taught by renown specialists in the field. The specific focus of topics courses will vary from one semester to another.