Two-Year Combined Program with the Committee on International Relations

The Harris School and the Committee on International Relations (CIR) offer a two-year program leading to two master of arts degrees: one in public policy and one in international relations. This program is designed for students who want to combine training in public policy analytical tools with a substantive emphasis on international affairs.

Students in this program take six of the seven core courses available to MPP Candidates, Public Policy 30100 when appropriate, and three electives for a total of nine courses. A total of eight courses must be Harris School courses. Students take a total of nine courses for the MA in international relations, approved by their CIR advisors and preceptors, which serve to build the foundation for the required MA thesis. Students who wish to participate in this program must first matriculate in the MA program with the Committee on International Relations prior to applying to the Harris School. Students cannot be admitted to the MA at the Harris School in anticipation of CIR admittance or prior to joining the CIR program.