Welcome to International Relations at SF State University

"Golden Gate Bridge in the Fog" by radzfoto / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Explore Our Graduate Program: Earn your degree from the first International Relations Department in the United States, in the City where the United Nations Charter was signed.
Study International Relations in Europe: Our Graduate Program now offers a third semester at the University of Pavia, in Lombardy, Italy, near Milan. Founded in 1316, Pavia offers graduate-level classes in World Politics and International Relations in English.
"Peace" by Bart / CC BY-NC 2.0 What is IR?: International Relations is a multidisciplinary field concerned with relations across boundaries of nation-states. It addresses international...
Ashley Fumiko Dominguez SFSU International Relations Alumni Meet Our Alumni - Ashley Fumiko Dominguez: Ashley earned both a B.A. (08’) and an M.A. (’10) degree from the Department of International Relations at SFSU.
SFSU alumni Scott Webb on a return trip to his former Peace Corps village in South-western Niger in September 2010 Meet our Alumni - Scott D. Webb: Scott graduated from SFSU with a MA in International Relations in 2005. He is now an international development professional in Washington D.C.
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Why Study International Relations?

IR prepares students with knowledge and critical skills to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world. International Relations draws from a variety of disciplines and methods to study global issues and the interactions of governments, global institutions, and social movements worldwide. An International Relations degree provides a great advantage for a successful career in a world that is more globalized every day. International Relations is a versatile field of study amenable to your subject or area of interest.