M.Sc. On Campus

International Relations - National Security Affairs (Thesis)

12 months
850 USD/credit 28050 USD/year
850 USD/credit 28050 USD/year
425 USD/credit 14025 USD/year
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Today’s world is becoming increasingly interconnected,  and, as such, the ability to interpret and analyze global trends and concepts, as well as understand other cultures, is of greater importance now than ever before. Troy University’s Master of Science in International Relations - National Security Affairs (Thesis) program prepares students to be successful and competitive on this global stage.


About the program

One of the largest international relations graduate studies program in the United States, TROY’s MSIR program offers students of diverse backgrounds and undergraduate pedigrees the opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of international political and economic trends and activities that help to shape and define the world in which we live and work.

Troy University International Relations - National Security Affairs (Thesis) program is a 12-course, 36-credit-hour program that will expose students to a diverse curriculum covering history, regional studies comparative government, foreign policy studies, political economy, geography, conflict management, national security, international organization and law, intercultural relations and developing states. Students will gain a wide-ranging appreciation for the political, historical, cultural, economic and geographical factors that affect international relations and will emerge from the program with the analytical and theoretical skills necessary for understanding and evaluating the impact of global and national issues on world events.

Students can choose one of three areas of concentration – Global Studies, National Security Affairs and Regional Affairs.

The program will prepare students for positions in government service and supporting activities, public and non-profit management and research and the military. It can also be an excellent mid-career enhancement for those seeking advancement in their current careers and those who wish to pursue doctoral studies in international relations and related fields or professional education such as law school.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Military History of the United States 
  • Contemporary American Foreign Policy 
  • Conflict Processes 
  • Middle Eastern Security 
  • International Law 
  • Selected Topics in International Relations 
  • Geostrategic Studies 
  • East Asian Security 
  • European Security 
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict 
  • Geopolitics of Eurasia 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) or a 3.0 grade point average on the last 30 semester hours and
  • Have an acceptable score on the appropriate entrance exam - official test score required,.
  • Provide an official letter of recommendation. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 425 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Troy

850 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


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