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A minimum of one year of economics principles (and preferably intermediate economics) at the undergraduate level is required. Students must demonstrate basic competency in differential and integral calculus.

MA in International Relations/MA in Economics Curriculum

International Relations Courses

Core (9 credits)

International Actors & Issues
Research Design for the IR Practitioner

Management Core (select one)

Challenges of International Management & Leadership
Public Organizations & Management

International Relations Signature Course (select one, 3 credits)

History of International Relations
Comparative Foreign Policy
Economic Dimensions of Global Power
Culture in World Affairs
Development & Sustainability

International Relations Career Track Courses (select one career track, 12 credits)

International Political Economy: Finance, Trade and Migration
Democracy, Development & Humanitarian Assistance
Governance, Diplomacy & International Organization
Peace Security and Conflict
Regional Concentration

International Relations Open Elective Course (select one IR elective course, 3 credits)

International Relations Capstone Course (1 credit)

Total International Relations Credits: 28

Economics Courses

Core (15 credits)

Economic Statistics
Econometric Methods
Survey of Microeconomics
Survey of Macroeconomics
Mathematics for Economists

Economics Topical Concentration (select one concentration, 6 credits)

Economic Development
International Economics
Health Economics
Urban & Regional Economics
Labor Economics
Public Finance

Economics Open Elective Courses (select three ECN elective courses, 9 credits)

Total Economics Credits: 30

Total MA IR/Economics Credits: 58

Funding and Scholarships Available

Application Deadline: February 1

After this, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until there is no more room left in the program. Students should apply by the deadline for full consideration for admission and financial aid. 

Applicants should submit a single application for both programs. For the “To which program and degree do you intend to apply?” question on the online application, please select “Dual Degree MA International Relations/MA Economics.”

Tuition and Aid

Most students in the dual M.A. in economics/M.A. in international relations program who began their studies in 2021 will complete 31 credits after the annual tuition adjustment, making the total estimated tuition for the 58-credit program $103,021.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA allows U.S citizens and permanent resident graduate students to be considered for need-based aid. You should file the FAFSA as early as possible during the application process. Once filed, the Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs will contact you about completing the supplemental SU scholarship application, and aid disbursement details.

External Funding Opportunities

Searching for scholarships from outside sources? The Office of Financial Aid maintains an extensive list of external scholarship opportunities, organized by academic focus or eligibility criteria. Please note that federal regulations require the University to take into account all aid resources when determining your eligibility for financial aid. Therefore, you must report all scholarships and grants that you receive from sources other than Syracuse University.
Public Administration and International Affairs Department
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