International Relations, M.A. | Online (optional) | St. Mary's University | San Antonio, United States
24 months
1068 USD/credit 19224 USD/year
1068 USD/credit 19224 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in International Relations program offered by St. Mary's University helps students explore the ways in which global, regional and domestic factors affect relations between countries, businesses, activists, communities, and international organizations.


Integrating the disciplines of political science, history, anthropology, law, philosophy and religion, the Master of Arts in International Relations at St. Mary's University provides students with the interdisciplinary education necessary to understand the complicated nature of global issues and events.

Career Opportunities

Graduates make a difference in a wide variety of career paths in government, nonprofit organizations, development agencies, global businesses and cultural institutions.

Students graduate with an understanding of major cultural, economic, historical, political and social themes and are prepared to work in a variety of sectors, such as:

Public Sector:

  • State Department
  • Department of Defense
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • Local International Affairs offices

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Political Economy
  • Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Inter-American Security Issues
  • Theories on the Causes of War

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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36 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Graduate Admission – no fee
  • Official university transcripts– graduate applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university. Request an official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended be sent to St. Mary’s University Office of Admission for Graduate Studies.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Two professional recommendations (three are required for doctoral programs) are also needed from individuals who can address your intellectual competence and potential for success (i.e. professors, employers, etc.). Recommendations must be written on institutional/business letterhead.
  • Statement of Purpose – The Statement of Purpose should identify your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree, your experience in the field and your plans for the degree upon graduation.
  • Graduate Admission Test Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1068 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1068 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Antonio

972 - 1507 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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