Department of Political Science and International Affairs

The Master of Science in International Policy Management

Course of Study - Program Requirements

Required courses - 15 Credit Hours

The core curriculum ensures that every MPA graduate is versed in both the theory and practice of this professional field. Courses include the history and values of democratic administration, the institutions and individuals that comprise it, and the tools used to achieve the goals of such administration.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • IPM 7720
    World Politics and Governance
    3
  • IPM 7725
    Comparative Policy and Politics
    3
  • IPM 7760
    Global Experience
    3
  • IPM 7765
    Capstone: Practicum or Thesis
    3

Additional Program Courses - 18 Credit Hours

Students take six of the following courses, to be determined for each cohort by the Program.

Governmental Administration

Required:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • IPM 7730
    International Conflict Management
    3
  • IPM 7735
    International Development: Policy and Practice
    3
  • IPM 7740
    Strategic Negotiation and Decision-Making
    3
  • IPM 7745
    International Political Economy
    3
  • IPM 7750
    Global Trade: Policy and Practice
    3
  • IPM 7755
    Political Risk Management
    3
  • IPM 7756
    Global Regulatory Policy
    3
  • IPM 7900
    Special Topics in International Policy Management
    3

Program Total (33 Credit Hours)