You can take a wide range of courses from across the University as part of your master's degree requirements. The courses listed below have been approved by SIA. If you wish to enroll in a Penn State course that is not listed below, you will need approval from your SIA academic adviser prior to course enrollment.

Consult Penn State's Course Catalog in LionPATH to view course descriptions, verify course availability per semester, and check pre-requisite requirements or enrollment restrictions. Some courses may require prior instructor or departmental approval.

Special Topics Courses

Many Penn State academic units offer one semester special topics courses that will be relevant to the Master of International Affairs (M.I.A.) degree. These course numbers will be 497, 597 or 598. Penn State Law special topics courses will have 997 as the course number. You will find the special topics course offerings on the schedule of courses each semester. If you find a special topics course you would like to complete toward the M.I.A degree requirements, please discuss this with your academic advisor.