• Complementary Education: Dozens of international officers attending the U.S. Naval War College have earned master's degrees from Salve Regina thanks to a unique partnership between the two institutions.


International Relations

Our graduate program in international relations helps professionals and military officers hone the critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the complex field of foreign affairs.

Our rigorous program develops principled graduates who are prepared to offer innovative solutions to the political problems confronting our world. Guided by the University’s mission, they work to promote justice and solidarity among our global community.

Small classes taught by accessible faculty members explore political thought, international relations and comparative politics as well as a range of contemporary and regional issues. We work one-on-one with students to customize their educational experience and ensure their professional success.

With courses available at our Newport campus and online, our program offers working students a flexible schedule and an opportunity to accelerate the completion of their degree.

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Course Spotlight

Just and Unjust Wars

Graduate Program in International Relations

This course examines the concept of the just war theory from the point of view of different religions in regards to the declaration and conduct of conventional war. It also examines the ethical implications of contemplating nuclear, biological or chemical warfare.