University Catalog 2023-2024

International Studies (MR)

Master of International Studies Degree Requirements

Students may choose from a specialization to complete coursework within a focus area.

Degrees earned will be distributed as: "Master of International Studies" without specialization specifications.

Core Courses18
Research Methods and Analysis (or equivalent/ or 2 GIS courses)
Colloquium in International Studies
Select one of the following:
Seminar In International Relations
Global Problems and Policy
History Of U. S. Foreign Relations, 1900-Present
Select one of the following:
Seminar In Comparative Politics
Political Islam
European Politics
Seminar in Latin American & Caribbean Politics
Comparative Systems of Law and Justice
The Politics of East Asia
Russian Politics
Select one of the following:
International Law
Seminar in Global Governance
Global Environmental Law and Policy
Select one of the following:
Economic Development
International Economics
International Political Economy
Specialization Courses18
Select a specialization approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Total Hours36

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.


Full Professors

  • Frederick Willis Cubbage
  • Dennis M. Daley
  • Melissa A. Johnson
  • Akram F. Khater
  • Richard Mahoney
  • Anne W. Mitchell
  • Robert P. Patterson
  • Mitchell Adam Renkow
  • Michael D. Schulman
  • Erin O. Sills
  • Andrew J. Taylor

Associate Professors

  • William A. Boettcher III
  • Clifford E Griffin
  • Heidi H. Hobbs
  • James Kiwanuka-Tondo
  • Lada V. Kochtcheeva
  • Mark T. Nance
  • Traciel V. Reid
  • Michael John Struett
  • Stephen B. Wiley
  • James Richard Zink

Assistant Professors

  • Moses Khisa
  • Elizabeth Lane
  • Chia yueh Liao
  • Jordan Carr Peterson
  • Robert John Reardon

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Tracy Ann Appling
  • Erica Elizabeth Edwards
  • Amanda Ross Edwards
  • Dmitri Mitin

Emeritus Faculty

  • Leonard S Bull
  • Stanley Buol
  • James M. Wallace III
  • Robert C. Kochersberger
  • Robert S. Moog
  • Robert Lonnie Moxley
  • Jason C. Shih
  • Marvin Stanley Soroos
  • Randy J. Thomson
  • Sarah Timberlake Warren
  • Mary Ann Witt