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

KOLT 500: TA workshops

TEACH 500: TA assignments

INTL 590 Seminar Course

ETHR 500 Ethics Course

TEACH 500: TA assignments

2nd Year – Fall Semester 2nd Year – Spring Semester
INTL 604: Qualitative Research Methods
2 electivesTEACH 500: TA assignment
INTL 695: PhD Dissertation

TEACH 500: TA assignment

3rd Year – Fall Semester 3rd Year – Spring Semester
INTL 695: PhD Dissertation

TEACH 500: TA assignment

INTL 695: PhD Dissertation

TEACH 500: TA assignment

4th Year – Fall Semester 4th Year – Spring Semester
INTL 695: PhD Dissertation

TEACH 500: TA assignment

INTL 695: PhD Dissertation

TEACH 500: TA assignment

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)