2015-2016 Graduate Course Catalog 
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2015-2016 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Relations, MA

219 Maxwell Hall

Director, Steve Lux
Associate Director, Catherine M. Gerard
Assistant Director, Student Programs - Margaret E. Lane, 315-443-8708

Program Requirements

The Executive Master of International Relations (EMIR) is open to the midcareer professional with at least seven years of management experience with a current position beyond that of basic supervisor within the public, private, NGO and nonprofit sectors. The program focuses on the global arena, highlighting the opportunities and challenges facing leaders in a dynamic, international environment with an emphasis on updating skills in the field of international relations. Current students are drawn from international government ministries and NGO’s; federal, regional, state and local domestic agencies; and a variety of nonprofit and private organizations. The 30-credit program may be completed in one calendar year of full-time study or in a variety of part-time formats.

The program requires students to form a concentration in topical and regional subfield of international affairs tailored to their professional needs. The degree consists of 10 courses, including three required courses: PAI 895 - Mid-career Training Group  Executive Education Seminar, PAI 996 - Master’s Project Paper , and the choice either PSC 783 - Comparative Foreign Policy  or PAI 713 - Governance and Global Civil Society , depending on whether the student’s study interest focuses on foreign policy analysis or questions around the role that transnational actors play in international relations. The other 21 credits will be divided into three categories: 1) those that constitute a specific career track for the student (9 credits), 2) those that are focused on a particular region of the world (3 credits), and 3) electives from the range of relevant courses offered across the Maxwell School departments (9 credits). Some of these elective courses may be selected, with permission, from another college or school of the University.

The Executive Education Program also administers several certificate programs, which can be pursued concurrently with the EMIR, as well as the option to complete a 51-credit dual EMIR/EMPA program.