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.
40 students per cohort, on average
Fall & Spring Admissions!
Choose the track that best fits your enrollment schedule!
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 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.
Richard Hughes, ‘17, United States Southern Command
90% of our students are employed at or after graduation. Here's where some of our most recent graduates are working now:
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