Accelerated Master of Science in International Relations and Politics
The accelerated Master of Science in International Relations and Politics is open only to Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students. Students should have an undergraduate major, additional major, or minor in International Relations and Politics, they should have participated in the Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program, or they should have special approval from the faculty admissions committee. Current undergraduates will apply for the IRP/AMP during the junior year.
In addition to coursework, students are required to complete a summer internship in a related field between the senior year and fifth year. The internship will allow students to synthesize learning objectives of the program with practical and hands-on experiential learning opportunities. In the fall of the fifth year, students will enroll in a graduate research and internship seminar that will allow for in-depth reflection on the summer internship experience. Throughout the seminar, students will report and reflect on their internship experiences, address pressing current issues from the perspective of their internship organization, and apply knowledge gained from the internship experience into a strategy for research in the IRP Graduate Thesis in the spring of the fifth year. By the end of the research and internship seminar, students will submit a fully developed thesis proposal.