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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

International Relations

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The Department of Government offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in International Relations (IR) (42 credits). The links below and to the left provide you with information regarding the details and requirements of the program.
 [PDF] Undergraduate Bulletin 2015-2016 (2 MiB)


Upcoming Events

Live Chat with Norwegian Ambassador

In conjunction with the Norwegian Embassy in Washington D.C., the Honorary Norwegian Consul General in Minneapolis, and the Scandinavian Studies program, we have coordinated a “Live Chat” session with the current Norwegian Ambassador to the United States to be held on Monday, November 16th from 1:00-1:45pm in CSU 254/5.  The Ambassador will connect with us via Skype to speak on the subject of “The Arctic.”  This is an interesting event for the faculty, staff and students in the International Relations program.  It will be an interactive session with the opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

Please, plan to attend and spread the word!


UN/IR Club meetings

Fall 2015: United Nations/International Relations Student Club Meetings are held this semester on Thursdays, 5 - 7pm in CSU 101 (other rooms may be used if necessary).

All students interested in international affairs are welcome to join. Please contact UN/IR Club President – Filip Georgiou:


Study Abroad, Internships, Jobs, etc...

For a complete list of study abroad information, go to the Study Abroad Information section or the Kearney International Center web page. Unless specifically noted, the International Relations program does not officially endorse any of the non-MSU organizations listed below:

Thinking about pursuing graduate studies at the University of Minnesota: The Anoush Khoshkish Fellowship provides one or more years of funding for students pursuing graduate study in global affairs, global political diplomacy, and related fields in the College of Liberal Arts, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, or the Law School at the University of Minnesota.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants of the 2015 award must meet the following criteria: See the flyer for [PDF] contact information (433 KiB).


New International Relations Program Requirement

(Applicable to students who declared their IR major in or after Fall 2013)

International Experiential Learning (6-15 credits)

The international experiential learning component consists of a minimum of 6 credits and a maximum of 15 credits. Wherever possible, students are encouraged to satisfy this requirement by undertaking study at a university abroad. However, under exceptional circumstances, a student may be allowed to satisfy the requirement through an approved internship. Click here for details.

Quick Links


International Relations Planning Sheet

Choose your bulletin year and click the link. If you do not know which undergraduate bulletin you should use, ask your advisor.


Model UN

IR Majors are encouraged to participate in the UN/IR Club and the Model United Nations Program - for details please contact Dr. Abdalla Battah at


International Relations Faculty: