International Relations Program FAQs

What courses can I take in the international relations program?

Students can choose from a variety of courses specific to their interests in the field of international relations. Course topics include international terrorism, human rights and conflict, world politics and the international system.

What concentrations may I specialize in?

Students can choose one of five concentrations: international security, national security, international development, cyber diplomacy or regions of the world.

Is there a major research project?

Under the direction of a Norwich faculty member, students will complete a master’s research paper (MRP) on a research topic of their choice within the field of international relations.

How long is the international relations program?

The program’s five courses take approximately 18 months to complete. Depending on when you start the program, you can expect your degree to be conferred in 18 to 24 months.

How are the international relations program faculty members selected?

International Relations program instructors hold terminal degrees from established universities. They must demonstrate a wide range of university/college-level teaching experience, a strong research record, and solid, practical experience in international relations.

What are the eligibility requirements for applying to the program?
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WES, IERF, SpanTran, or CED.
  • A GRE score is not required but may be requested based on your undergraduate GPA.
  • If English was not the language of previous degree study, proof of English language proficiency and minimum TOEFL scores of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test, or iBT) are required unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements.
How much is the online MAIR program?
  • Price per credit: $767
  • Term tuition: $4,602
  • Technology fee: $300/term
  • Library fee: $75/term
  • Graduation fee (one-time): $150
  • Total program cost (6 terms): $27,711


Does Norwich accept transfer credits?

When you apply for admission to the online Master of Arts in International Relations program, you can submit transcripts and course outlines from previously attended institutions of higher education to be considered for transfer credits. Transfer credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be accepted for up to 12 credits.