A Tradition

The Committee on International Relations, which began its activities in 1928, is the nation’s oldest graduate program in international affairs. Combining rigorous core instruction with an interdisciplinary curriculum, CIR allows students to explore the complexities of international relations and interact with world-class faculty, scholars and professionals.

Students develop depth of expertise by specializing in two fields of study and produce an MA thesis, which constitutes an original piece of research. Enrolled in a program that champions the collaborative production of cutting-edge analytical work, students emerge as intellectual leaders in all fields of international theory and practice. CIR offers a one-year MA program as well as dual and joint degree programs with the Booth School of Business, the Law School and the Harris School of Public Policy.