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) INTL 590 Seminar Course
KOLT 500: TA Workshops ETHR 500 Ethics Course
TEACH 500: TA Assignments TEACH 500: TA Assignments
2nd Year – Fall Semester 2nd Year – Spring Semester
INTL 604: Qualitative Research Methods INTL 695: PhD Dissertation
2 Electives TEACH 500: TA Assignments
TEACH 500: TA Assignments
3rd Year – Fall Semester 3rd Year – Spring Semester
INTL 695: PhD Dissertation INTL 695: PhD Dissertation
TEACH 500: TA Assignments TEACH 500: TA Assignments
4th Year – Fall Semester 4th Year – Spring Semester
INTL 695: PhD Dissertation INTL 695: PhD Dissertation
TEACH 500: TA Assignments TEACH 500: TA Assignments
5th Year – Fall Semester 5th Year – Spring Semester
INTL 695: PhD Dissertation INTL 695: PhD Dissertation
TEACH 500: TA Assignments TEACH 500: TA Assignments

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

All students are required to take the following non-credit courses to successfully complete the program:

KOLT 500: Teaching Assistant Training and Workshops (all students are required to take these workshops in their first semester.)

TEACH 500: Teaching Experience during the semesters of their assignments. (all students must enroll to TEACH 500 every semester) 

ETHR 500: Students must complete an online ethics course lates by 2nd Semester. 

ENGL 500: Academic Writing (Advanced) course. (all students must complete this course in their second year) 

INTL 590: Seminar Course (all students must complete the seminar requirement in their first year)