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14 months - 2 years, depending on your Bachelor's degree
+ Min. GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
+ English Proficiency
The International Relations program at Webster Vienna prepares students for leadership and service in the international diplomatic, professional, and academic communities. Led by a team of internationally recognized researchers, lecturers, and scholar-practitioners, students examine great-power politics, humanitarian issues, and the dynamics of the international political economy, learning how to employ competing theories, methods, and approaches.
Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as International Security, European Integration, EU-Asia Relations, Terrorism and Energy Security. The program can help prepare students to compete for work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organization, a non-governmental organization, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended for students planning to pursue a PhD or an academic career at another institution.
Successful graduates of this program will learn to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of key subfields and theories of international relations as a discipline.
• Interact with top institutions and their constituents within the international relations field.
• Analyze international issues from global and varied perspectives.
• Display familiarity and expertise in foreign relations.
Display familiarity and expertise in foreign relations.
Demonstrate knowledge of key subfields and theories of international relations as a discipline.
Interact with top institutions and their constituents within the international relations field.
Analyze international issues from global and varied perspectives.
Why Study International Relations at Webster Vienna?
In the courses taught within the International Relations (IR) Department, you will learn how to conduct rigorous and structured research, understand and explain a comprehensive range of international relations issues and develop scholarly analysis as well as your knowledge. Under the overarching theme of Foreign Policy Analysis and Diplomacy, you can specialize in different fields, such as European integration studies, Asian security studies, energy and environmental policies or international organizations. Our international classrooms with students and faculty from all around the world enhance the different political and cultural discussions, leading to a better understanding in the field of International Relations.
As a Webster Vienna International Relations student, you will have an intellectually challenging and academically outstanding program of lectures, research topics, interactive coursework, field trips and tutorials. Your professors will be highly experienced and top-level academics, diplomats and foreign affairs experts, offering you a comprehensive insight into the world of IR. Through their academic and professional networks, our IR faculty offer you the rare chance to meet leading actors at the national and international level for first-hand dialog. Current students and graduates alike cite these experiences as formative highlights of their education at Webster Vienna.
How Long Will it Take?
14 months - 2 years, depending on your Bachelor's degree. The 36 credit hours that are required for the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree with a major in International Relations must include all Core Courses and minimum of 5 Cluster and 2 Elective Courses:
• All Core Courses
• 1-2 Courses from the Comparative Politics Cluster
• 3-4 Courses from the International Politics Cluster
• 3 Elective Courses (INTL 6000) or* 2 Elective Courses (INTL 6250)
* The Webster Vienna Private University through its Language Center and in collaboration with IDP Education and CEL - Cambridge English Languages GmbH offers official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests. Registration is open to prospective and current students as well as anyone interested in taking the IELTS test.
Krista Price (United States), International Relations (MA)
Critical thinking and the ability to apply acquired knowledge characterize the students in the International Relations program. Students gain expertise from faculty comprised of well-known scholars and practitioners.
The international composition of the classes influence broad discussions leading to a better understanding of the many facets of international relations
Dr. Franco Algieri, Head of the International Relations Department
Media Communications (BA)
Dr. Franco Algieri,
Head of the International Relations Department
Students learn to explore the ways humans use media and technology to express themselves, as well as how communications technologies affect individuals and groups. Soon after beginning the program, students learn to interpret media messages, communicate effectively in a range of diverse contexts, demonstrate creative problem solving, and exhibit professional knowledge and skills making them a valuable asset to professional markets. Students take a set of required courses in media theory, history, writing and production, and then select a 12-hour concentration in public relations, film studies, or upper-level media communications.
Loren (Mexico), Media Communications (BA)
Studying in the Master of Arts in International Relations program at WVPU makes me happy to be in school again. Professors and staff are always accessible and encourage students to pursue their ideas, goals and endeavors. The department has created a community, giving students a voice and room to follow their interests within the program’s curriculum. But the most exciting part of studying in the International Relations MA are my incredibly intelligent colleagues that challenge me and push me to make the most of my studies every day. I knew that education enriches life, but this has been my most rewarding academic experience to date.