Degree Requirements

1st Year – Fall Semester 1st Year – Spring Semester
INTL 501: Research Methods (pre-requisite) INTL 601: Quantitative Research Methods
INTL 603: International Relations INTL 602: Comparative Politics
INTL 600: Political Theory Elective
Elective, if waived from INTL 501
2nd Year – Fall Semester 2nd Year – Spring Semester
INTL 604: Qualitative Research Methods
2 electives
INTL 695: PhD Dissertation
3rd Year – Fall Semester 3rd Year – Spring Semester
INTL 695: PhD Dissertation INTL 695: PhD Dissertation
4th Year – Fall Semester 4th Year – Spring Semester
INTL 695: PhD Dissertation INTL 695: PhD Dissertation

Ph.D. students can take any courses listed under the MA in International Relations program as well as some of the courses from other relevant graduate programs.  They will have the opportunity to take graduate-level electives on such topics as European Union, Turkish politics, political economy, and conflict studies among others, which reflect the areas of particular strength in our department.  Students will also have the opportunity to attend programs in other countries, including distinguished universities in Europe and the United States. Course Descriptions

Students who have teaching assistantship assignments must take TEACH 500: Teaching Experience during the semesters of their assignments. Students must also take ENGL 501: Academic Writing (Advanced) course.