International Affairs, M.A. | Loyola University Chicago | Chicago, United States
18 months
1080 USD/credit 21600 USD/year
1080 USD/credit 21600 USD/year
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International Affairs from Loyola University Chicago allows students to explore global problems and interactions from an interdisciplinary perspective that makes use of eight Arts and Sciences academic departments and four additional colleges.  


International Affairs from Loyola University Chicago serve as the ideal location for an MA in International Affairs: Loyola embodies a long commitment to interdisciplinary education; and Chicago is consistently ranked as one of the top ten global cities in the world. The program offers a unique urban setting for students interested in the advanced study of International Affairs.

Students at International Affairs from Loyola University Chicago will achieve:

  • A foundation for understanding and critiquing research related to International Affairs, including methods training that leverages both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Knowledge of the principal theories of comparative politics and international relations, as well as the key areas of research in these two subfields
  • An interdisciplinary understanding and appreciation of International Affairs through coursework available within eight different departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and four additional Schools at Loyola
  • Enhanced writing and critical thinking skills and dispositions through class-based projects and a capstone experience
  • Strengthened methods, research, or writing skills tailored to students interests with advanced methods courses, language training, or the writing of a master’s thesis

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Democratic Political Systems
  • Authoritarian Political Systems
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Organization
  • International Political Economy
  • International Conflict

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application (free)
  • Undergraduate academic record (applicant must provide all college transcripts)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing academic interests and professional goals
  • Graduate Record Examination scores preferred but not required (may be requested by admissions committee as needed)
  • Language Test Requirement
  • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1080 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1080 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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