Welcome to the International Relations Program
The International Relations (IR) Program at Tufts is an intellectually rich and academically rigorous interdisciplinary undergraduate program. We offer an interactive and collaborative environment where students, faculty and staff regularly engage both inside and outside the classroom—in lectures and seminars, during field trips and other extra-curricular activities, and as partners in faculty-student research projects. IR consistently ranks among the three most popular majors at Tufts.
The IR curriculum, which includes eight semesters of secondary language training, is expressly designed to enrich, to challenge and to appeal to students with a broad range of interests and abilities. The multi-faceted nature of the IR major ensures students are exposed to the kind of mind-broadening knowledge of paramount importance in today's world.
Research & Scholarship
The International Relations Program supports students inside and outside the classroom through research opportunities, scholarships, and funding to attend IR-relevant programs, events and conferences. Participation in such activities presents an invaluable opportunity for students to become developed scholars and vital contributors to international understanding and a global society.