Master of Science in International Relations Online Degree Program

Master of Science in International Relations Online Degree Program

 Admission Requirements  |  Program Format  |  Degree Requirements  |  Potential Careers

Maintain Positive Relationships Outside of the U.S. by Earning a Master of Science in International Relations!

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Science in International Relations is a great option for individuals who enjoy traveling, politics, and communication. Earning a Master’s degree in International Relations provides you with the training needed to maintain positive diplomatic relations with other countries and work to prevent international conflicts. You will be equipped with a solid understanding of the philosophical and practical influences affecting international relations and global governance.

 Whether you are interested in seeking a career in Diplomacy, Foreign Service, Federal Civil Service, international aid and development, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international business, journalism, or other professions, you will benefit from this program and the advanced knowledge and training you will receive. By choosing to pursue a Masters in International Relations, you will experience a challenging and rewarding curriculum that’s mission is to equip you with the tools and skills needed to succeed and become a valuable asset in your global career.

Why Choose Liberty’s International Relations Masters Online Program?

Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. The Master of Science in International Relations seeks to equip graduates with a solid understanding of the philosophical and Biblical influences affecting international relations and global governance. Students are given a multidisciplinary approach to international relations, addressing history, philosophy, governing structures and processes, and comparative politics. The knowledge of international relations gained through our Masters in International Relations is based on a solid biblical foundation, advancing global diplomacy in the name of Jesus Christ.

Our Masters in International Relations’ degree completion plan allows you to choose between a thesis and non-thesis track to achieve your goals. Our Thesis track allows you to take the knowledge you have learned from your courses and apply them to real-life problems in the field of International Relations. You will evaluate a weakness and test your ability to carry out original research to find solutions. Liberty’s Masters in International Relations online degree is designed to produce internationally astute leaders who will make a global impact for Christ.

What Will You Learn in the Masters in International Relations Degree Program?

This online Masters in International Relations program prepares students to pursue a wide range of careers in the public, non-profit, and private sectors that require an understanding of international politics, culture, economics, and security issues. You will learn under a multidisciplinary approach to gain a foundation in international relations, addressing history, philosophy, governing structures and processes, and comparative politics. Courses will address critical components of international organizations and human rights, political economy and international trade, and international security and terrorism. You will learn the importance of understanding global governance in the contexts of political, military, legal, financial, or humanitarian institutions like the UN, World Bank, IMF, World Court, and other international non-government organizations (INGO),

Our online Masters in International Relations degree provides training in geopolitics and international diplomacy from a Judeo-Christian perspective on international affairs and American foreign policy. Essential knowledge gained will prepare you to become a leader in the international field through your acquired tools and skills in the nuances and varieties of international and American politics. Establishing a fundamental basis for understanding the relation between U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East is explored in the online Masters in International Relations. Each course taken will be grounded in a Biblical perspective on government, politics, and diplomacy.

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Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Masters in International Relations degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete this Masters in International Relations degree program in less than two years.

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Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).

Masters in International Relations Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 36 total hours
  • Optional Thesis
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

International Relations Master’s Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential International Relations Jobs

Upon completion of your Masters in International Relations online degree, you will have the opportunity to pursue one of these careers:

  • Foreign Service or Public Affairs Officer
  • International Lawyer
  • International Business Consultant
  • Global Missions Worker/Director
  • Diplomat
  • Journalist
  • NGO Director
  • Researcher
  • Professor