Learn to make social impact on a global scale.

Combine training in public policy analytical tools with a substantive emphasis on international affairs through our two-year Master of Arts in Public Policy and International Relations program. Offered jointly by Harris Public Policy and the Committee on International Relations (CIR), the program results in two master of arts degrees—one in public policy and one in international relations.

Program Details

Curriculum

At Harris Public Policy:

  • As a student, you will take six of the seven core courses available to Master of Public Policy candidates and three electives, for a total of nine courses. Eight of the nine courses must be Harris Public Policy courses.

With CIR: 

  • You will also take a total of nine courses for the MA in international relations. The classes must be approved by your CIR advisors and preceptors, and will serve as the foundation for your required MA thesis.
Other Requirements

You must first matriculate in the master’s program with the Committee on International Relations prior to applying to Harris. You cannot be admitted to the master’s program at Harris in anticipation of CIR admittance or prior to joining the CIR program.

Research

War Games

There's a calculus to conflict, and it's challenging the conventional wisdom about violence.