Director: MSS: Dr. Omar Swartz
Director: MH: Dr. Margaret Woodhull
Political Science: Dr. Jana Everett, Dr. Christoph Stefes
Geography: Dr. Casey Allen
The International Studies Track is earned within the Master of Social Science degree.
International Studies is an interdisciplinary track that applies the social sciences to identifying patterns and trends in the multifaceted discipline of international relations. Areas of application include: diplomacy; issues in international and nongovernmental foreign policy; international gender, environmental and human rights issues; international law; cross-cultural-communications; globalization; and the organizational and social structures through which different international entities struggle to build and maintain clear and effective relations.
Total required credit hours for the track in conjunction with earning the MSS Degree: 36 credit hours to include 9 hours of Social Science (SSC) core courses, 15 credit hours of International Relations related courses and 3-6 credit hours dedicated to a culminating project or thesis. The remaining credit hours are to be divided between electives and (where possible) an internship. Students admitted for the track program will meet the same admissions standards as those admitted to the Master of Social Science Program, including a completed Bachelor’s Degree.