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JSOU Partner Program

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Through New England College’s partnership with Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), servicemembers are guaranteed academic credit for select JSOU course work for two different degree programs:

Application Requirements

Outstanding Benefits for JSOU Students

  • Generous academic credit awards of up to 90 credits for Bachelor degree programs and 20 credits for Master degree programs
  • $187.50 per credit pricing for Bachelor degree programs, and $250 per credit pricing for Master degree programs
  • 100% convenient online delivery
  • Accelerated pathways to degree completion

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy (BAIRD) 

BAIRD students will gain an understanding of the intellectual foundations for key foreign policy discussions and how the outcomes affect, and are changed by, the political process. Students will develop analytical and advocacy skills, and will be prepared to enter or continue careers in the public, private, and non-profit foreign policy and national security sectors. All courses are 4 credits.

Curriculum (120 credits required for completion)

Major Requirements (In addition to 40 hours of required general education courses and 40 hours of general elective courses):

  • International Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations Theory
  • Research Methods
  • American Diplomatic History
  • Economics in a Global Context
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Global Security
  • Understanding the Causes of Terrorism
  • International Organizations in a changing world
  • Senior Thesis

Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

The field of International Relations continues to develop rapidly in response to dramatic global changes. The 36-credit MA in International Relations prepares graduates to evaluate and analyze relevant global issues and area studies expertise. Graduates grounded in the facts of the past, skilled in the debates of the present, and able to anticipate patterns of future development, will be crucial in shaping responses to global change. All courses are 4 credits.

Core Courses

  • International Relations Theory
  • International Political Economy
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Capstone

 Elective Courses

  • International Security
  • Terrorism
  • Special Topics, including:
    • Military History
    • International Security
    • International Organizations
    • Regional Studies
    • Small Wars and Regional Conflicts
    • Arms Proliferation
    • Human Rights and International Law

Your New England College POC

Enter your contact information in the inquiry box above, or contact Christina Colantuoni, Assistant Director of Admissions, directly at ccolantuoni@nec.edu or 603.428.2353.