Carnegie Mellon University
December 11, 2019

Carnegie Mellon Offers New Master's Degree in International Relations and Politics

Program combines coursework in Pittsburgh with experiential learning, networking in Washington, D.C.

By Abby Simmons

Abby Simmons

Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Politics and Strategy (IPS) has launched a new Master of Science in International Relations and Politics program (MS IRP) and is accepting applications for its first cohort, to begin in fall 2020.

"The Institute for Politics and Strategy is uniquely situated as a university-wide institute at a top research university dedicated to interdisciplinary work. The MS IRP provides students with the resources they need to understand, navigate and lead in our rapidly changing political landscape," said Kiron Skinner, IPS director and Taube Professor of International Relations and Politics.

Through the full-time, two-year program, IPS seeks to train the next generation of political scientists to examine and understand domestic and international government institutions and processes in the 21st century's continuously changing global political structure.

The MS IRP preserves and expands CMU's interdisciplinary tradition in political science, while at the same time, taps into and contributes to CMU's strengths in other sciences that combine analytical and empirical methods. IPS also employs an innovative approach incorporating decision science in political science.

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