International Relations Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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International Relations Degree

The international relations program at George Mason University prepares students for careers in Foreign Service, civil service positions in the state department, the military, congress, the United Nations, other government agencies, and the private sector as a consultant. The program focuses on international politics and institutions and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Program courses include: international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, national security and strategic studies, international law and organization, and they theory and practice of diplomacy. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer international relations degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the International Relations Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. George Mason University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree194
Master's Degree64

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male95
Female163

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian33
Black37
Hispanic39
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White100
Multiple Races12
Non Resident Alien9
Unknown27

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the International Relations program at Mason, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

Political Scientists

Description

Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, political scientists employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -2.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $56.32
    • Average Annual Salary: $117140

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering International Relations Programs in Virginia

International Relations programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 33 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 260 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B,M,D)

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 98 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 79 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Hampden - Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

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