Wed, 9 March 2016
Are you considering an International Affairs or International Relations Master's degree? Do you know how to pick the IR graduate degree program that is right for you? And how can you pay for your Master's degree in International Relations?
Today, we have a special episode of the podcast dedicated to answering all your questions about Master's degrees in International Relations and related fields of international affairs more. I speak with three people who bring a different perspective on many questions that go into making a very big life decision.
First up, I speak with Anthony Arend, a professor and dean at Georgetown and director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, which is always one of the top ranked programs in the country. Our conversation lasts about 25 minutes and he gives a great overview of the kinds of programs that are available not only at Georgetown but at other major graduate schools across the country. He offers a useful breakdown of the kinds of questions a prospective student consider when deciding what master's degree in international affairs programs to apply to.
Next up, I speak with a current International Relations masters degree student from UMASS Boston who discusses his program, it's advantages and disadvantages. And finally, I speak with a recent graduate of a very specialized master's degree program in Europe.
As regular listeners know this is a departure from the kinds of shows that this podcast is known for. We generally post two kinds of episodes: longform interviews with policy makers, academics, journalists and others leaders in international affairs who share stories from their lives and careers. Those usually post on Monday. And on thursday, we publish shorter interviews with think tank types or experts about something topical and in the news.
But not today. Today, we are talking all about graduate school and Masters degree programs in international affairs.
I want to note that this episode comes at the suggestion of many listeners who have emailed me over the past several months asking me suggestions and advice about graduate school. And a few people asked me to put together this very episode on graduate schools in international relations and I was totally happy to oblige.
This episode also comes on the heels of show I posted last year about How to Get a Job at the United Nations. (Also requested by a listener!)
So if you have any suggestions or requests for episodes, or want to get in touch with me for any reason, use the contact button at the top of the page or hit me up on Twitter @MarkLGoldberg