Course Requirements and Graduate Studies

MA in International Relations

Categories Course Titles/ Number of required credits
Core Mandatory Course Introduction to Japanese History and Culture *(1 credit)
Categories Course Titles/ Number of required credits
Required Courses Core Required Courses

Advanced Seminars

History of International Relations

International Politics

4 credits

Advanced Seminar I

Advanced Seminar II

Advanced Seminar III

6 credits

Elective Required Courses


Comparative Government and Politics

Foreign Policy Analysis

Human Rights and Global Justice

International Law

International Organizations

International Political Economy

Introduction to Contemporary International Security Issues

Students must choose courses from the above list.

10 credit

Recommended Courses

Changing Security Paradigm

Chinese Foreign Policy

Contemporary Japanese Politics

Diplomacy and Statecraft

Diplomacy: Theory and Practice

Environment and Human Security

Essentials of Economics

Global Civil Society

History of Political Thought (From 2016-2017 Academic Year)

International Conflict Resolution

International Economic Systems and Order

International Migration and Human Security

International Relations in Eurasia

International Relations in South Asia (From 2016-2017 Academic Year)

International Relations in the Middle East

Japanese Foreign Policy

Japanese History and Culture

Japanese Public Finance and Administration

Japan’s National Security Policy

Nuclear Nonproliferation and International Security

Paradigm Shift in War and Peace

Peace, War and the Development of Modern Japan

Postwar Japanese Economy

Poverty, War and Human Security

Southeast Asian International Relations

UN and Global Governance

From among all the courses offered in GSIR & GSIM, excluding courses offered in Language Programs.   

24 credits

Total number of required credits 44 credits
 *This course does not count towards required credits for graduation.