International Affairs

Total Credits: 33

GRE Required: Yes

Minimum Language Test Scores: 600 (TOEFL PBT), 100 (TOEFL IBT) or 7 (IELTS), 68 (PTE) or 120 (Duolingo)

Degree Awarded: MIA

Background of undergraduate work in the social sciences, with a special emphasis in the field of Political Science or International Studies.Applicants must take the GRE, submit three letters of recommendation, and a two-page personal statement for admission to this program.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • 2 page Personal Statement

What is the value of this degree for the student?     

The degree enables students to work in the fields of diplomacy and international affairs. Students with the degree may pursue careers in public, private, and non-profit sectors. Some of the advantages of the IR program at CCNY are affordable tuition, internship opportunities at international organizations, small seminar classes, study abroad opportunities, access to the U.S. diplomat-in-residence on campus, flexible course schedules. 

Recent student job placements and/or distinctions:    

Recent graduates have achieved jobs at international organizations and government agencies. Some of the graduates include political affairs officer at UN, program manager at USAID, foreign service officer at US Department of State, and director at the Human Rights Watch. 

Who is the ideal student for this program?        

Ideal students are passionate about pursuing careers in the international community including diplomacy and international affairs. They also have some background in political science, international studies, or a relevant social science field. 

Program Advisor: Prof. Nicholas Rush Smith,

For more information, please visit the Program Website.

Last Updated: 08/22/2023 17:14