Our program is highly flexible and customizable. The only required course for the master's program is the colloquium capstone course, POL 695A. Otherwise, you can tailor your course plan to meet your personal interests and professional goals.
The following tracks provide guidance for designing your plan of study, indicating how courses fit together to address various themes in international security as well as different regions of the world. These tracks are voluntary and are offered as a suggestion. Not all courses need to be completed within a track, and multiple tracks can be combined.
Violent and Non-Violent Conflict
Examine modern armed conflicts, including terrorism and civil war, as well as nonviolent conflict and protest movements.
U.S. Foreign Policy
Gain insight into the international forces and domestic inputs that shape the foreign policy of the United States.
Non-Traditional Security Threats
Examine non-traditional security threats involving resources and the environment, transnational crime, human rights, and the global economy.
Explore the important opportunities, challenges, and dynamics facing the countries of Latin America.