M.A. On Campus

International Relations

San Francisco State University

12 months
8918 USD/year
8918 USD/year
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The International Relations MA program offered at San Francisco State University prepares students with the knowledge and critical skills to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world.


The International Relations MA program offered at San Francisco State University draws from multiple disciplines to study global issues and the interactions of governments, institutions, and societies worldwide.

A globalized world calls for academics and professionals trained to comprehend complex interactions and craft solutions to meet the challenges of today and the future. As the world is changing, so is the field of International Relations.

The program offers a wide-range of courses that explore the interrelations of the world’s primary political institutions, nation-states, the growing role of non-state actors, and specific geographic regions and issue-areas. We train students in different theoretical approaches and empower them to make their own methodological choices. Our program provides a comprehensive and adaptable toolkit for advancing careers in academic, policy, and business fields.

Career paths

Employment possibilities for graduates in international relations exist in business, government, electronic and print journalism, teaching, and private international service (e.g., U.N. Association, Red Cross, etc.). Students completing a degree find it excellent preparation for entry into highly competitive programs of advanced study or work abroad in areas of special interest or knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theory and Approaches in International Relations
  • The Analysis of Foreign Policy
  • International Political Economy
  • International Security
  • Asia and the World System
  • Methods and Thesis Selection in International Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To receive serious consideration, applicants will have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with relevant coursework and a grade point average of at least 3.3 (out of 4.0) in the last 60 units of undergraduate study
  • One official transcript from every college or university attended
  • The score on the GMAT or GRE
  • A statement of purpose
  • English language proficiency
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International applicants will need to file the Financial Affidavit form to obtain an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility

Tuition Fee

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    8918 USD/year
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  • National

    8918 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8918 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
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