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Set Yourself Apart

Unlike traditional graduate programs in international affairs, the Master of Arts in Global Affairs offers pragmatic skills combined with the theoretical rigor to tackle some of the world’s perplexing concerns brought upon by globalization.

Cohort-based

40 students per cohort, on average

Begins Every Fall

No spring or summer admission

2-year Program

4 semesters with no summer enrollment

Convenient Classes for Working Professionals

Students are able to continue working full-time while pursuing their degree thanks to convenient class schedules:

  • Classes are offered biweekly: One weeknight and Saturday morning through the afternoon, at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC).
  • The International Crime and Justice, Global Risk and Corporate Responsibility and Cybersecurity and Technology Policy tracks are offered fully online.

Practical Skills for a Globalized World

The program combines academic rigor with hands-on skills allowing you to compete for and excel in a variety of employment opportunities in the global marketplace. Our curriculum is designed to provide students with the ability to understand complex problems, devise solutions, and negotiate successfully across societies and borders.

Professional Development and Hands-on Experience

In addition to offering courses that bridge theory and practice, the program’s Capstone research projects provide students with the opportunity to work with practitioners from organization partners in a variety of sectors (including governmental, non-governmental, international, and private) on policy-specific research topics. Capstones are undertaken in the final semester of the student’s last year in the program. Partners have included the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United States Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agriculture Service, United States Africa Command, Homeland Security Investigations, Freedom House, SAP, and Ackermann Group, among others.

Professional Development Seminars further supplement the program’s curriculum to develop students’ professional skills, and are held three times a semester. Seminar topics have included: conflict resolution, negotiation skills, leadership, handling the media, ethics and professionalism, grant writing, career development, and presentation skills.

Gain a Competitive Edge through Foreign Language Acquisition

The Master of Arts in Global Affairs program also offers the unique option to participate in intensive instruction in U.S. Department of State-designated strategic languages like Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

These languages are critical for U.S. national security as well as commercial relations and economic competitiveness. The current demand for proficient speakers of these languages greatly exceeds the number of speakers available in the U.S. By gaining proficiency in one of these languages, students greatly enhance their marketability when seeking employment opportunities, while acquiring cross-cultural competencies.

Courses are offered through the Green School’s Strategic Language Institute. Language instruction is either provided in groups or through private lessons.

As an undergraduate student, I had an academic understanding of International Relations, but the Global Affairs program has elevated me to have a deeper understanding of International Relations. Richard Hughes, ‘17, United States Southern Command

Career Outcomes

90% of our students are employed at or after graduation. Here's where some of our most recent graduates are working now:

  • Private Sector
    • KPMG 
    • Tracfone Wireless
    • Skyline Ultd
    • LBM LLC
    • Deloitte and Touche
    • Kroll
    • Raymond James
    • Custom Information Services
    • Hayman Woodward
    • Hewlett Packard
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Government/Public Sector (Local, County, and Federal)
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Miami Dade County 
    • Idaho National Laboratory
    • U.S.  Southern Command
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • Defense Intelligence Agency
    • Government Accountability Office
    • Broward County Census Program
    • U.S. Department of State
    • Central Intelligence Agency
    • Miami-Dade Beacon Council
  • International Organization/Multilateral
    • United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization
    • United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network
    • The Angolan Mission to the United Nations
  • Non-Government (Not for Profits, Think Tanks)
    • Cuban American National Foundation
    • Global Ties Miami
    • National Human Trafficking Resource Center
    • American for Immigrant Justice
    • German Marshall Fund
    • Human Rights Watch
    • Heritage Foundation

Ready To Take The Next Step?

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