International Relations & International Communication: MA
from the Bulletin
The Master of Arts in International Relations & International Communication (IRIC) program prepares students for careers in an international setting working in journalism, mass communication, advertising, marketing, public relations, and other fields. Coursework is split evenly between the Pardee School and the College of Communication (COM). Classes in communication provide students with concrete career skills in their chosen field (journalism, public relations, marketing, global technology policy, or communication research). IR coursework complements this by enabling students to develop regional or thematic expertise, providing them with the knowledge about and understanding of the international realm that is needed to practice effective international communication. The program includes the opportunity for students to spend a summer studying and interning in London or, for journalism students, a Fall Semester studying and interning in either London or Washington, DC. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, a discipline such as history or economics that is closely related to international relations, or in communication or a sub-field thereof (e.g., journalism).