MS International Relations – Chinese Strategic Thought Understand the Global Landscape

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If you’re interested in the intersection of international relations and Chinese affairs, the Master of Science (MS) in International Relations – Chinese Strategic Thought program may be the perfect fit for you. This program is designed to help equip you with a comprehensive understanding of Chinese strategic thought and how it influences the global landscape. You can gain the expertise needed to consult and advise on the many China-related issues and challenges the United States is currently facing and may face in the future.

This degree in Chinese political affairs can help equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career that involves analyzing China’s worldwide influence, aspirations, and potential dangers they pose to the democratic world. Additionally, this degree in Chinese affairs can help provide you with the preparation needed to work in various government sectors, such as public policy, national security, or a related field.

Whether you are interested in working for a domestic or an international organization, our international Chinese affairs degree can help you succeed! With core courses in political philosophy and governance, you will also study how to best develop and apply policies and practices that are relevant to China.


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Liberty’s master’s in international relations China degree is a unique program that offers students a deep understanding of Chinese international strategy and its implications for global relations. By enrolling in this program, you can gain a competitive edge in the job market and be well-prepared for a variety of career paths, including government, international organizations, or private sector positions.

At Liberty, we recognize the current and future trends in government and international relations and have developed this degree to speak to the need for experts in this area. Through this program, you can explore rich academic literature on topics related to China. This can help pave the way for you to become an expert on Chinese strategic thought and can open new doors for you.

Additionally, Liberty University is an excellent choice for students who want a top-quality education with the flexibility of an online format. Our 100% online courses allow you to balance your commitments to your family, church, and community while preparing for your future. As a Christian university, Liberty is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education that integrates faith and learning. Our accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) ensures that your degree will be recognized by employers and other institutions.


In this US-China policy degree program, you can learn about Chinese strategic thought, its historical development, and its impact on international relations. You will also study contemporary issues in China’s foreign policy, including its relations with the United States, Europe, and other critical actors in the global landscape. Additionally, you will explore key theoretical concepts in international relations and how they apply to China.

Your classes will allow you to collaborate and discuss Chinese policy with professors and peers. In addition, you can learn how to craft policy that will not only benefit our nation but also protect the interests of our allies and the free enterprise system. Furthermore, your studies will expand beyond China to the Middle East and other factors in international relations, such as international law and policy.

You’ll also study international organizations that work in areas like politics, military, law, money, trade, health, and humanitarian aid. These groups play a key role in making sure people are safe and have their basic human rights protected. Gaining an understanding of how these organizations work can help you craft sound international policy and help open more opportunities for employment.

Lastly, our online master’s program in international relations offers the option of completing a thesis. By choosing this option, you can contribute your own research and ideas to the academic conversations around international relations. Throughout the thesis process, you’ll work closely with knowledgeable faculty who hold terminal degrees and have extensive experience in the field. With their guidance, you can produce research that makes an impact and pushes boundaries. If a thesis isn’t for you, you can instead choose elective courses and study the topics within international relations and government that most pique your interest.

After completing your master of international studies China policy degree online, you can pursue multiple careers. Many positions require full-time work in an office, although you might have to travel for international relations jobs. The majority of careers in this field are related to the federal government or professional research services.

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