24 months
36880 USD/year
36880 USD/year
18894 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Expand your understanding of strategies for successful political and economic development, of international organizations that make a difference, and of techniques for building peace and security on a global scale with this International Relations program from University of Massachusetts Boston.


Professionals with a master's degree have a higher earning potential. An international relations degree is listed on the highest salary report published by World Economic Forum.

The MA in International Relations from University of Massachusetts Boston prepares students to face a wide range of global policy problems through a flexible, interdisciplinary program. Our program specializes in helping students bring academic rigor and theoretical insight to pressing policy challenges. Courses have a distinct focus aimed at providing a solid foundation in major aspects of international relations.

Careers & Skills

The International Relations MA Program equips individuals with the skills needed to work in international organizations, globally-oriented national or local government agencies, nonprofit or non-governmental organizations, international business consulting, or to continue on to an academic career. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theories and Concepts of International Relations
  • Contemporary Issues in World Politics
  • International Relations Research Methods
  • International Political Economy
  • International Development
  • Global Governance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • When you apply online, you must submit official transcripts from each college or university you attended, even if you were not awarded a degree.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic abilities.
  • The GRE is waived for all applicants for the fall 2023 application cycle.
  • You'll also need to submit your résumé/curriculum vitae.
  • Each application requires a non-refundable fee of $75. 
  • Your required writing sample should be a substantial piece of academic writing of which you are the sole author.
  • Provide a 1500-word statement explaining why you wish to study international relations, discussing the research goals you would pursue as a graduate student, and describing your career goals after completing the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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