The Department of International Studies (IS) offers an interdisciplinary B.A. in International Studies, with three concentrations in International Relations, Middle East and GCC Studies, and Political Economy and Development, and one minor program in Middle East/GCC Studies. It also offers two Master's programs: Diplomacy and International Affaris (MADIA) and Judicial Studies (MAJS).

The department integrates several disciplines disciplines for the study of international affairs, the impacts of globalization, and issues of social and political development. The Department also supports majors in other colleges through elective course offerings in the humanities and social sciences.

The department’s mission is to:

•     Provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students who are interested in understanding and analyzing and eventually leading the UAE in its social, economic, and political development;

•     Build partnerships with key organizations to support basic and applied research projects, policy development, and meaningful internships and other academic and career opportunities for students.



International Studies Faculty