Master of Arts in International Relations

What's the State of International Relations Today?

With an immigration crisis in the U.S. and across the Atlantic, troubles in the Middle East and new trade agreements, it’s clear that international relations affects not just politicians and diplomats, but all citizens. The demand for international relations professionals is rising.

Career Outcomes

Employers today appreciate leaders with global perspective. At Norwich University, you can start developing your new worldview on day one and prepare to succeed in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse marketplace.

An advanced education in international relations can be a great stepping stone toward a position of greater influence and financial stability. According to, mid-career professionals working in the international relations field earn a median salary of $97,500. Careers associated with this degree are projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022. Below are example career paths for professionals with an advanced degree in international relations.

  • Administration: Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, International Organization, etc.
  • Aid Organizations: Federal, International
  • Campaign Operative
  • Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
  • Corporate Adviser for Governmental Relations
  • Federal Government Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Foreign Ambassador
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • International Research Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Advisor
  • Public Affairs Research Analyst
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Associate
  • State government advisor
  • Teacher