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  • International Affairs Majors and Combined Majors

    The International Affairs interdisciplinary curriculum exposes students to courses in various disciplines while also giving students flexibility to select the courses that interest them most. This multidisciplinary set includes coursework from international affairs, political science, anthropology, economics, and history.

    Major Requirements
  • Experiential Learning

    Learning extends beyond the classroom at Northeastern through Dialogues, Study Abroad, Global Co-ops and more. Providing students with opportunities for experiential education that links coursework with the real world is central to the mission of the university, the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and the International Affairs Program.

    Experiential Learning
  • Dialogues of Civilization

    Dialogue of Civilizations programs are faculty-led summer programs, that focus on critical issues facing students and their peers at both the local and global levels. Students typically spend around 30 days in-country with a faculty leader from Northeastern University, learning about a specific topic or course subject in a chosen location.

    Dialogues of Civilization
  • Minors in International Affairs or Middle East and Mediterranean Studies

    The International Affairs Minor is an interdisciplinary program that exposes students to a variety of different perspectives on the field, while providing the flexibility to select the courses in the disciplines that interest them most. The minor provides an international lens to students’ primary degree, preparing them for our globalized world and workplaces. The Middle East and Mediterranean Studies Minor provides an in-depth study of the Middle East and North Africa (Arab world, Israel, Iran, and Turkey); its place within the broader Mediterranean region; and its relations with other world regions.

    International Affairs Minor
  • Graduate Programs

    The Master of Arts in International Affairs is a challenging and interdisciplinary program dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s global citizens and leaders by combining theories, concepts, and methodologies with study abroad and experiential learning opportunities in Boston, across the country, and around the world. It is offered through the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (SPPUA). For questions on the Master’s, please contact SPPUA.

    Graduate Program
  • Academic Advising

    Northeastern University provides students with a variety of opportunities to explore academic, professional, and international experiences. Northeastern also provides qualified advisors to help students pursue each of their objectives to prepare students for the interdependent world in which they will live, work, compete, and cooperate upon graduation.

    Academic Advising

To Declare an International Affairs Major or Minor, please go to: For any questions, please contact our Academic Advisors.