MS International Relations Intelligence
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Elevate Your Career in the Global Arena and Defend Our Nation’s Security with Liberty University’s Online Master of Science in International Relations – Intelligence

At Liberty University, we understand the importance of global connections and the complexities of today’s world. As the world continues to grow and change, we must remain on the cutting edge of knowledge in order to keep up. Our online Master of Science (MS) in International Relations – Intelligence program is designed to help equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to thrive in the international sphere.

Our mission at Liberty University is to Train Champions for Christ. We accomplish this by offering a competitive education that can help our students succeed – regardless of subject area. The goal of the MS in International Relations – Intelligence online degree program is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the theories, issues, and strategies that shape global relations. This program can also help hone your analytical and research skills, so you can interpret complex intelligence data – thus enhancing your ability to address critical issues in the international community.

Liberty University’s MS in International Relations – Intelligence program can help provide you with the knowledge, skills, and networking opportunities needed to excel in the rapidly evolving world of international relations. We invite you to explore our program and see how it can help you achieve your goals in this dynamic field.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Science in International Relations – Intelligence Degree?

Liberty University is dedicated to providing a world-class education grounded in Christian principles. By choosing our online MS in International Relations – Intelligence degree program, you can expect many benefits. Our 100% online format allows you to pursue your degree while maintaining your personal and professional commitments. With no set login times, you can complete your coursework at your own pace without sacrificing quality.

Our expert faculty members have extensive experience in the field of international relations and intelligence. They are committed to providing you with a rich, engaging, and practical learning experience that can help prepare you for success in your chosen career path. The program’s curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including global politics, diplomacy, international security, intelligence analysis, and more. This comprehensive approach helps ensure that you will have a deep understanding of the complex issues that shape the world of international relations.

As a student in our online MS in International Relations – Intelligence program, you’ll also have access to a vast network of professionals and alumni who can provide valuable guidance, mentorship, and job opportunities. Additionally, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This accreditation ensures that our programs meet the highest standards of quality and are respected and valued in the job market.

What Will You Learn in Our MS in International Relations – Intelligence Online Degree?

In our online MS in International Relations – Intelligence program, you can gain a thorough understanding of key concepts and issues in the field of international relations while also developing the analytical skills needed to evaluate complex intelligence data.

Some of the topics covered in this program include:

  • Comparative politics
  • Contracts and budget management for intelligence professionals
  • Ethical leadership and the intelligence mission
  • Fundamentals of international relations
  • Geopolitics and international diplomacy
  • Global governance
  • Governing mission resources
  • International law, policy, and politics
  • U.S. foreign policy and sovereignty issues
  • U.S. Middle East foreign policy

    Through these courses, you can gain a strong foundation in the principles and practices of international relations and intelligence analysis, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in a variety of careers in the global arena.

    Additionally, you’ll have the option to complete a thesis, or you may take additional elective courses. The thesis option allows you to conduct, compile, and develop research on subject matter related to the program. This kind of research and writing may help you if you intend to pursue a doctoral program. The electives option allows you increased flexibility to take courses under our Helms School of Government that fit your interests.

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    Online Master’s in International Relations Program Highlights

    • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
    • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.
    • Our MS in International Relations – Intelligence degree is offered in a 100% online format, allowing for flexibility and convenience.
    • Our classes are led by experienced faculty with real-world experience in international relations and intelligence.
    • Our students have access to networking opportunities with professionals and alumni through HandShake.
    • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), ensuring you receive a high-quality education.

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      Military Benefits for Our Online Graduate Programs

      Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

      As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

      • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
      • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
      • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

      Potential Career Opportunities for Master of Science in International Relations – Intelligence Graduates

      • Business intelligence analyst
      • Criminal investigator
      • Defense industry professional
      • Foreign service or public affairs officer
      • Intelligence organization analyst or supervisor
      • International business consultant
      • Professor
      • Researcher
      • Special agent

      Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in International Relations

      A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

      All applicants must submit the following:

      • Admission application
      • Application fee*
      • Official college transcripts
      • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
      • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

      *There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

      **An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.