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International Relations, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Knowledge of world affairs and trends is essential in today’s global environment. The goal of the International Relations program from Saint Joseph's University is to help you develop the tools you will need to succeed in your future, whether that be in the corporate world, education, government or diplomatic service, the non-profit sector, law school or graduate school.
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The International Relations faculty from Saint Joseph's University is a dedicated and energetic group who take the role of the teacher-scholar very seriously. Respected as experts in their fields, publishing books and articles and attending conferences around the world, the faculty craft excellent courses and make interesting and interactive classroom presentations.

Requiring introductory or foundational classes in economics, history and political science, the program gives students a multidisciplinary perspective on regional and global issues. At the upper division level, students explore relevant phenomenon – like social protest movements, colonialism, globalization, revolution, authoritarianism and democracy, war and peace – that most interest them. The program also makes the teaching and development of research and writing skills explicit while sharpening presentation and analytic skills.


Graduates of the program have become corporate executives, attorneys, policy specialists, advocates in non-profits, teachers and government employees.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • International Trade 
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Economic Development
  • Modern Economic Systems
  • U.S. Economic History
  • Economics of Multinational Enterprises
  • African Economies
  • Asian Economies
  • Chinese Economy
  • Economics Of Migration & Immigration History
  • Progressive Era To New Deal

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Official Transcripts for all credits earned, Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores, test must be taken within the last 7 years
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Professional Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Application fee of $35.00
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, test must be taken within the last 2 years
  • Proof of ability to pay educational expenses from a bank and an affidavit of financial support
  • An official course-by-course evaluation of undergraduate and graduate education

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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