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International Relations & National Security at Florida International University

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International Relations & National Security at Florida International University

What traits are you looking for in a international relations school? To help you decide if Florida International University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's international relations program.

FIU is located in Miami, Florida and has a total student population of 58,711. In 2019, 250 international relations majors received their bachelor's degree from FIU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in International Relations & National Security section at the bottom of this page.

FIU International Relations & National Security Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations
  • Master’s Degree in International Relations
  • Doctorate Degree in International Relations

Online Classes Are Available at FIU

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

FIU does offer online education options in international relations for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

FIU International Relations & National Security Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the international relations progam at FIU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The international relations major at FIU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for International Relations & National Security. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value International Relations & National Security Doctor’s Degree Schools 9

In 2019, 5 students received their master’s degree in international relations from FIU. This makes it the #85 most popular school for international relations master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 7 students who received their doctoral degrees in international relations, making the school the #4 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do International Relations Graduates from FIU Make?

The median salary of international relations students who receive their bachelor's degree at FIU is $30,700. This is less than $32,200, which is the national average of all international relations majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.

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International Relations Student Demographics at FIU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the international relations majors at Florida International University.

FIU International Relations & National Security Bachelor’s Program

63% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The international relations program at FIU awarded 250 bachelor's degrees in 2018-2019. About 37% of these degrees went to men with the other 63% going to women.

FIU Gender Breakdown of International Relations & National Security Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 52% more racial-ethnic minorities in its international relations bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor's in international relations.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of International Relations & National Security Majors at Florida International University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 179
White 27
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

FIU International Relations & National Security Master’s Program

20% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 5 students who earned a master's degree in International Relations & National Security from FIU in 2018-2019, 80% were men and 20% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 43% men graduate in international relations each year. FIU does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 37% more men than average.

FIU Gender Breakdown of International Relations & National Security Master's Degree Grads

In the international relations master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 40% of degree recipients. That is 9% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Florida International University with a master's in international relations.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of International Relations & National Security Majors at Florida International University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 0
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

FIU also has a doctoral program available in international relations. In 2019, 7 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That International Relations Grads May Go Into

A degree in international relations can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for FL, the home state for Florida International University.

Occupation Jobs in FL Average Salary in FL
Managers 23,160 $99,240
Political Science Professors 410 $93,470
Political Scientists 40 $95,120

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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