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2021 Most Popular Online International Relations & National Security Schools

24 Colleges
$38,051 Avg Salary
$28,099 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 15,207 people earned a degree or certificate in international relations and national security, making the major the #77 most popular in the United States.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Online International Relations & National Security Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 24 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online international relations programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our analysis found Florida International University to be the most popular school for international relations and national security students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public school with a very large student population.

International Relations majors at FIU take out an average of $18,631 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $193, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend American Public University System. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online International Relations & National Security Schools list. Located in the town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Texas A&M University - College Station. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Online International Relations & National Security Schools list. Located in the midsize city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public college with a very large student population.

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#4

Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Angelo State University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online International Relations & National Security Schools list. Angelo State is a large public school located in the midsize city of San Angelo.

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#5

Excelsior College

Albany, NY

Out of the 24 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Excelsior College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Excelsior College is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Albany.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for international relations and national security students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public college with a small student population.

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#7

Norwich University

Northfield, VT

Norwich University ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online International Relations & National Security Schools list. Located in the distant town of Northfield, Norwich is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Webster University ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online International Relations & National Security Schools list. Webster is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Louis.

On average, international relations graduates from Webster take out $48,134 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $561.

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

With a ranking of #9, Central Michigan University did quite well on this year’s best schools for international relations and national security students. Located in the town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that international relations majors at Central Michigan take out is $23,080. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $240, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Tiffin University

Tiffin, OH

With a ranking of #10, Tiffin University did quite well on this year’s best schools for international relations and national security students. Located in the town of Tiffin, Tiffin University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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International Relations & National Security is one of 13 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 48,297
Political Science & Government 47,035
Sociology 37,611
General Social Sciences 19,694
Anthropology 11,703

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 24 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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