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International Relations

Qualified students in the College can pursue a joint M.A. degree in International Relations through the Committee on International Relations (CIR). The first graduate program of its kind in the nation, the CIR takes an interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of questions relating to international issues. The Committee's faculty includes members of the various departments in the Division of the Social Sciences, as well as the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, the Divinity School, and the Law School. Their expertise extends over a broad range of subjects: international relations theory, security studies, international political economy, international history, history and conduct of U.S. foreign policy, human rights, international law and organization, international development, and regional international relations. In addition to a traditional undergraduate program, students will also complete the CIR distribution requirement as well as an M.A. paper on International Relations.