Doctor of International Relations at AIU
The Doctor of International Relations (D.Sc) goal is to provide students with a strong foundation in the theory and practice of international relations necessary to conduct groundbreaking research. The program prepares students to pursue careers as intelligence specialists, diplomats, foreign service officers, foreign affairs analysts, foreign affairs specialists, foreign service officers, immigration specialists, market research analysts, or archivist demographers, among others. The International Relations program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced international relations graduates and professionals in the international relations arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process international relations skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.
AIU’s Doctorate degree in International Relations goes one step further by allowing students to study and research multiple key areas of computer science to develop a unique foundation of practical knowledge and computer science theory.
Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in International Relations will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead, our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.
Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)
Core Courses and Topics in International Relations
American Foreign Policy
International Political Economy
Contemporary Political Ideologies
Government and Politics of Asia
Islamic international law
Politics of the Muslim World
Foreign Policy of China
United Nations and Global Security
Strategies of Major World Powers
Democracy and Dictatorship
Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
The fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)
Research Project in International Relations
Doctoral Dissertation Project
MBM900 Doctoral Proposal
MBM902 Doctoral Dissertation (15,000 words)
Publication: Each Doctor of International Relations graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.
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