International Relations

Our students blend theory and professional preparation.

Students sitting in class

At Simmons, we engage our students politically

Through opportunities like the Warburg Program — where you learn from former U.S. Ambassadors and other leaders in business and public service — and internships in local and national government, our students blend theory and professional preparation.

Our events are leadership focused, attracting visionaries like Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gloria Steinem. By studying international relations, you'll find your political voice through panel discussions, local politics and student council.

Your advisor will help you tailor a program of study that fits your interests and career goals -- which may include a dual major, accelerated program, or complimentary minor. Majors and minors that compliment international relations include political scienceeconomicshistorysociologymanagement and communications.

Internships are a key component of the international relations program. In Boston there are a myriad of opportunities to build your skills with organizations in the city and beyond. Many of our students take advantage of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Intern Fellowship Program, whose mission is to move women into the political sphere.

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

Our Faculty

Ben Cole

Benjamin Cole

  • Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science & International Relations and Associate Dean, Curriculum and Academic Programs