Thesis - International Relations (Graduate)

Graduate International Relations students are required to submit a master thesis, which is the culminating project of their studies at Webster Vienna. This page provides additional information, including departmental guidelines, forms, and formatting templates, specifically designed for graduate students in the international relations department.

Graduate Master Thesis

Additional Information

Public Defense: Graduate thesis students are required to participate in a public defense of their thesis before a faculty panel. The public defense is not a requirement for undergraduate student theses.

References: The International Relations Department recommends that students use the APA style (American Psychological Association) which uses the author-date system. See below for some examples:

  • Journal Articles: Hopkins, D.J. (2010). Politicized Places: Explaining Where and When Immigrants Provoke Local Opposition. American Political Science Review, 104 (1), 40-60.
  • Books: Ambrose, S.E. & Brinkley, D. (2011). Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy since 1938, New York, NY: Penguin Books.
  • Chapter in a Book: Jervis, R. (2011). The Remaking of a Unipolar World. In G. J. Ikenberry (Ed) American Foreign Policy: Theoretical Essays (pp. 118-126), Boston, MA: Wadsworth.
  • Paper Presented at a Conference: Pollak, J. & Schubert, S.R. (2011, September). Realism, Energy and International Conflict: Why the Struggle for Power is Still the Name of the Game. Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  • Website: Fisher, I. (1930) The Theory of Interest. New York, NY: McMillan. Retrieved from http: //

Consult the APA style website for an introduction.