International Studies (International Relations Concentration), M.A. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
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International Studies (International Relations Concentration)

18 months
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
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Gain a deeper understanding of the link between politics and security by examining global political-economic development through computational analysis tools. The International Studies (International Relations Concentration) is offered at Claremont Graduate University (CGU).


The MA in International Studies (International Relations Concentration) program at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) prepares leaders in international relations who possess advanced analytical research skills and deep understanding of theories and policy.

The International Studies program emphasizes rigorous training in cutting-edge technical and analytical skills, close engagement with theoretical and conceptual framework, and mastery of applications and policy issues in the real world. Students explore the link between politics and economics in the international arena and learn to use a variety of tools to apply theoretical knowledge to real international problems. The MAIS hones your potential for employment in nonprofits, defense agencies, investment banks, and more—anywhere the world needs you.

Program Highlights

  • Concentrations are available in International Relations, Regional Studies, or Chinese Political Economy.
  • Graduate-only education is offered in small, seminar-style classes taught by highly knowledgeable faculty-scholars.
  • The MAIS program encourages flexibility and gives you the resources to develop an individualized curriculum
  • Pursue your MAIS in conjunction with another degree, such as a PhD in History. You earn a diploma for each degree and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease your required total units.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Political Institutions
  • World Politics
  • Seminar in Conflict & Peace
  • Political Economy of China
  • Advanced International Political Economy
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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