This concentration in the Professional Master's in Global Affairs is for students who aim to approach security as a fundamental human need from two perspectives:
- The traditional geopolitical-military approach
- The newer, more critical view that the state-centered high politics approach distorts understandings of contemporary security problems
What You Will Learn
To prepare students for careers in this area, the curriculum includes both foundational courses necessary to understand current global trends as well as courses that emphasize policy analysis to deal with numerous security-related issues impacted by globalization.
Courses in economics, quantitative and research methods, and writing and presentation skills provide our students with additional academic and professional preparation.
Most unique to our curriculum is a Capstone Project whereby students work in partnership with a corporation, non-profit organization, or government agency/international institution on a topic of mutual interest. The entire curriculum is supplemented with professional development seminars that provide additional skills in areas such as career services, leadership, interviewing, and grant writing.
Gain A Competitive Edge
Professional Master's in Global Affairs offers intensive instruction in US Department of State designated strategic languages, such as Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
These languages are critical for US 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 US.
By having proficiency in one of these target languages, students greatly enhance their marketability when seeking employment opportunities.