International Studies

The Department of International Studies uses an interdisciplinary framework to explore the historical and contemporary dimensions of complex global issues.

Students in this area develop skills in research and analysis and cultivate a critical awareness of the relationships of power and inequality that shape conflict and development at local and global scales.



Welcome to the Department of International Studies, home to an undergraduate program, a graduate program, and a five year BA/MA program. International Studies is an ever-evolving field which seeks to understand and address international issues in a way which integrates political, social, economic, and cultural methods of analysis.

Our students develop excellent research, writing, and critical thinking skills which prepare them for a wide range of career paths in the public, private and non-profit sectors including the foreign service, humanitarian relief and international development, public policy, international business, social services, journalism, and law.

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  • English

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DePaul University Department of International Studies

Earn your master’s in International Studies and develop a worldly perspective with a lens on global inequality. This academically rigorous, thesis-driven program, grounde ... [+]

Our International Studies Master’s program was voted as one of the best Master’s programs in 2018! Our academically rigorous, thesis-driven two-year program is grounded in critical theory and uniquely focuses on themes of power, inequality and global systems. We're dedicated to building a community of scholars and researchers who demonstrate a commitment to questioning power and politics in a way that bridges theory and practice.

DePaul’s Academic Catalog and our International Studies MA webpage offer comprehensive information regarding our MA degree requirements, including a list of core and elective class options. Sample courses include:

INT 401 Critical Social Theory INT 402 International Political Economy INT 407 Race, Sex, And Difference INT 408 Nature, Society, And Power INT 404 Migration And Forced Migration ... [-]
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September 2020
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