Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

International Relations Requirements

An international relations degree helps students develop essential analytical, professional, and leadership skills that prepare them to take on a wide range of roles in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Concentrations include: Global Security; Foreign Policy & National Security; International Development; and International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution. Often, international relations is paired with a related field or specialization, such as diplomacy, governance, politics, business, law, conflict resolution or development.

International Relations Careers

The career trajectory of people with an International Relations degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with International Relations degrees have experience in is Political Scientist, followed by Public Relations Specialist, Journalist, Diplomat, Humanitarian, Lawyer, Event Planner, Intelligence Analyst, Economist, and Digital Marketing Specialist.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Political Scientist 5.2% 0.2% 33.4×
Public Relations Specialist 2.5% 0.3% 7.5×
Journalist 2.5% 0.6% 4.4×
Diplomat 4.2% 0.0% 111.5×
Humanitarian 3.5% 0.1% 57.4×
Lawyer 2.2% 0.7% 3.1×
Event Planner 2.4% 0.7% 3.4×
Intelligence Analyst 2.5% 0.1% 17.3×
Economist 1.3% 0.2% 6.0×
Digital Marketing Specialist 1.8% 0.6% 3.2×

International Relations Salary

International Relations graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

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International Relations Underemployment

International Relations graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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