Diplomacy and International Law

Requirements: MA in Diplomacy and International Law

(48 credits)

Graduate students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00. Students with a GPA of less than 3.00 will be placed on probation. Only two grades of C (or C+) may be counted towards an M.A. degree. Students do not earn credit for grades below C. 

All courses carry four credits unless otherwise noted. 


International Affairs Courses (16 credits)

Course Number Course Name 
PO5005 Philosophical Foundations of International Relations (4 credits)
PO5075 Ecole de Guerre (4 credits)
Select two courses (8 credits) from the following list
Course Number Course Name
PO5031 Global Public Policy
PO5072 The United States & World Affairs
PO/CM5073 Media & Society in the Middle East & Northern Africa
PO5025 Communications in the Global Public Sphere
PO5026 Politics and Economics of Global Media
PO5091 Topics (subjects may include: Geopolitics of Emerging Countries; Digital Advocacy and Social Movements)


Modules (8 credits)

Course Number Course Name 
PO5002 Select four (2 credits each)


Law Courses (8 credits)

Course Number Course Name 
LW5000 International Public Law (4 credits)
Select one course (4 credits) from the following list
Course Number Course Name
LW5020 Comparative Law
PO/LW5080 Women, Conflict & International Law
PO/LW5091 Topics (subjects may include: Rule of Law in Russia and China; Islam and Law; Transitional Justice)

Summer Session Requirements (16 credits)

Course Number Course Name
LW5085 Hague Practicum (6 credits)
LW5086 University of Oxford International Human Rights Law Summer Program (10 credits)



2 core courses 2 core courses June: The Hague Practicum (2 weeks) 6 credits
3 elective courses 2 elective courses July: Oxford Law Program (3 weeks) 10 credits 
  Ecole de Guerre Practicum  
16 credits 16 credits 16 credits