Joint/Dual Masters Programs
The University of Chicago is renowned for its interdisciplinary culture, and masters students can pursue a variety of joint or dual degree programs:
JD/MA in International Relations
In partnership with the Law School and International Relations, a student may earn both the J.D. and a master’s degree in International Relations in eleven quarters. Applicants must gain acceptance to each degree program separately and should convey to each unit the interest in this joint degree while applying.
MPP/MA in Middle Eastern Studies
In partnership with the Harris Public Policy, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies offers students an opportunity to earn both a Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies and a Master of Public Policy. This joint degree program addresses the needs of students wishing to acquire a background focused on modern Middle Eastern languages, history, and civilization while developing their abilities in policy analysis in preparation for professional careers in scholarly, educational, governmental, nongovernmental, and business environments in the United States and abroad.
MBA/MA in International Relations
This joint program between the Chicago Booth and the Committee on International Relations allows students to complement the study of the role of ideas, interests, and power in shaping international relations with a business education. Students take theoretical and interdisciplinary courses in international relations and write a master’s thesis tailored to fit their specific interests and career goals. Students must apply through Booth first, and then discuss the program with CIR.
MBA/MA in Area Studies
Students in these programs take courses in a modern area language and have the opportunity to pursue their interests in such subjects as the ethnology or history of the region. Through this joint-degree program, students further their understanding of the important political, cultural, and economic dynamics affecting this region.
The Center for Latin American Studies and Chicago Booth offer a joint MBA and MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The program allows students to pursue coursework devoted to studying the culture, politics, history, and language of the region as a complement to their MBA degree. Similarly, the joint MBA and MA in Middle Eastern Studies allows students to pursue coursework through the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) to develop a comprehensive understanding of the history, culture, politics, and languages of the region as a complement to their MBA education.
MA in Public Policy and International Relations
Offered jointly by the Committee on International Relations and Harris Public Policy, the program combines training in public policy analytical tools with a substantive emphasis on international affairs. Graduates of the program hold two master of arts degrees—one in public policy and one in international relations. Applicants interested in the dual MA program in International Relations and Public Policy Studies must apply separately to both the Committee on International Relations and to Harris and should convey to each unit the interest in this joint degree while applying.