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San Francisco State University

Department of International Relations

A dynamic and interconnected world needs a cutting-edge workforce of change-makers and disruptors who understand how economics, geopolitics, security and the environment are inextricably linked—exactly what you will learn as a graduate student at San Francisco State University.

As the only M.A. in International Relations in the California State University System, our two-year program attracts students and faculty from all over the world. Our program prepares graduate students to enter a competitive workforce in government, business and non-profits or to pursue advanced graduate training leading to a Ph.D. We are the only CSU department to be an affiliate of APSIA. Our program is also a Western Regional Graduate Program offering in-state tuition to 16 Western Region state residents including Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Colorado.

Why Join Us?

  • Join a cohort of 20-25 graduate students representing the world and the changing demographics of the United States—2/3 of our students identify as Asian, LatinX and/or African-American
  • Our program offers an academic emphasis or a professional emphasis that allows for either a thesis OR an immersive internship experience
  • Spend a semester of our program abroadat universities in Italy, Japan and South Korea
  • Affordable Tuition—Western State Residents pay under $9,000 per year, financial aid and some limited scholarships are available to eligible graduate students

Degree Programs

  • Master of Arts in International Relations

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