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Curriculum by Semester


What follows is a suggested sequence of courses to fulfill the requirements for the degree. Students will construct their own schedules as they see fit to meet these requirements.

Semester I

4 core courses OR 3 core courses and one elective

  • INTA 601: Leadership (International development and economic policy (IDEP) track students have the option to defer this core course until the spring semester of their first year and choose an elective in its place.)
  • BUSH 631: Quantitative Methods in Public Management I (National security & diplomacy (NS&D) track students have the option to defer this core course until the spring semester of their first year and choose an elective in its place.)
  • INTA 606: International Politics in Theory and Practice
  • INTA 608: Fundamentals of Global Economy

Semester II

2 core courses and 2 electives OR 1 core course and 3 electives

NS&D track students

2 electives +
  • BUSH 631: Quantitative Methods in Public Management I
  • INTA 605: American Foreign Policy since World War II
or
3 electives +
  • INTA 605: American Foreign Policy since World War II

IDEP track students

2 electives +
  • INTA 601: Leadership
  • BUSH 635: Quantitative Methods II Policy Analysis Emphasis
or
3 electives +
  • BUSH 635: Quantitative Methods II Policy Analysis Emphasis

Summer

  • Internship OR
  • Intensive Language and Cultural Study

Semester III

4 concentration courses or electives

Semester IV

Capstone + 3 concentration courses or electives

  • 3 concentration courses or electives
  • INTA 670: Capstone


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