Combining rigorous core instruction with an interdisciplinary curriculum housed in ten academic departments and professional schools, the Committee on International Relations allows students to explore and become intellectually sovereign over the complexities of the global condition. Through classes and workshops, CIR students interact with world-class faculty, scholars and professionals. Invigorated by their exposure to a broad set of intellectual perspectives, students develop depth of expertise by specializing in two fields of study and producing 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.
The University graduates students quarterly which involves separate deadlines for course grades and thesis submission.