Saint Louis University

Concentration in International Affairs

There are three tracks available in the International Affairs concentration. Students must pick one based on their interests and future career plans.

The International Affairs track provides an overall theoretical and substantive grounding in international relations and comparative politics. Some of the topics covered are the process of democratization, warfare, diplomacy. and human rights. This track is appropriate for many students and particularly for those students who are interested in preparing for Ph.D.-level study. (click for the requirements)

The Security and Cooperation track provides a theoretical and substantive grounding in international relations and comparative politics, with a particular focus on international security. Courses focus on terrorism, asymmetric warfare, and international organization. Students also gain skills in Geographic Information Systems. (click for the requirements)

The Foreign Service track provides a theoretical and substantive grounding in international relations and comparative politics, and in American and international political institutions. Advanced language study is required. This track is designed for students interested in a career with the U. S. government, an international organization, or an internationally-focused Non-Governmental Organization. (click for the requirements)

Requirements for students who entered the program before Fall 2014


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