Marymount Manhattan

Department of
International Studies

New York is a global city, home to international organizations and people from all over the world. We don’t just study international relations at MMC, we experience them.


The last twenty years has witnessed the dramatic expansion of information technology, intensified global economic integration, and the construction of new global political and economic institutions.

There has also been a concurrent rise in sectarian fundamentalism, ecological devastation, and the gulf between rich and poor. In our interlinked world, the ability to see patterns in disparate events and places has never been more important. 

At MMC you’ll focus on these global dynamics as a way to understand political, cultural, and social events.


Your professors will encourage you to explore learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Study economic development abroad in Bangalore or intern at the World Policy Institute. Organizations across New York host credit-bearing internships—we’ll help you find the one that’s right for you.

Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to pursue an advanced degree in policy, economics, or International Affairs or start a career in journalism, education, or human services. Whether you’re interested in working for an NGO or getting a PhD, we’ll prepare you to understand the world, wherever you are, and to thrive.

Faces of MMC

  • Alvin Young

    Class of 2013, Major in History and International Studies

  • Bridget Gormley

    Class of 2013, Major in International Studies

  • Joseph Liner

    Class of 2013, Major in International Studies

  • Raghib Allie-Brennan

    Class of 2013, Major in International Studies

  • Cathryn Adams

    Class of 2012, Major in International Studies

  • Kiley Griffith

    Class of 2013, Major in Dance and International Studies

  • Katelyn Sives

    Class of 2013, Major in International Studies