An Intense Year of Graduate Study

The Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago offers an intensive one-year MA program of study. In its admissions process, CIR considers academic background, intellectual interests, work experience, and the fit of the candidate with the strengths of program. The statement of purpose and the writing sample are especially critical to our admissions process.

Along with its one-year MA program, CIR offers three joint degree programs: an MBA/MA with the Booth School of Business, a JD/MA with the Law School, and a BA/MA for undergraduates entering their final year in the College at the University of Chicago. CIR also offers one dual degree option: a MA/MA with the Harris School of Public Policy.


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Our Students

Undergraduate and graduate institutions represented in recent CIR classes include: Harvard University, Yale University, New York University, Dartmouth College, Williams College, Cornell University, Princeton University, Duke University, Wesleyan College, UCLA, Columbia University, Brown University, University of Chicago, University of California-Berkeley, Smith College, Davidson College, Georgetown University, London School of Economics, Oxford University, Cambridge University, University of Washington, Virginia Military Institute, McGill University, Boston University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota, King's College, University of Texas-Austin, Singapore National University and Seoul National University.