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Program Summary 

Criminal justice systems are increasingly looking for new and innovative ways to combat the spread and impact of crime, which has been intensified by globalization. Uniquely combining the fields of international crime and justice with global affairs, the track examines issues related to transnational crime, international relations, and domestic and international justice and law.

What You Will Learn

To prepare students for careers in domestic and international law enforcement and justice, the curriculum includes both foundational courses necessary to understand current global trends as well as courses that emphasize policy analysis relevant to transnational crime and justice, national security and international organizational missions. 

Courses in economics, quantitative and research methods, and writing and presentation skills provide additional academic and professional preparation. Professional Development Seminars and Capstone research projects supplement the curriculum.

"Most if not all of what was covered in the Professional Master's in Global Affairs program is relevant to my current work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Overall I have no doubt that the experience with the program has only made me a more skilled professional.” Donald Dinehart, ‘16 Skyline Ultd Inc.

Year One

  • First Semester (9 credits)
    • ISS 6216: Foundations of Globalization (3 credits)
    • ECO 6025: Economic Policy Analysis (3 credits)
    • ISS 6387: Analytical Writing and Presentation Skills (3 credits)
  • Second Semester (9 credits)
    • Research Tools for Global Studies (3 credits)
    • Students take two additional courses from the list below (6 credits):
      • CCJ 6676: Transnational Crime and National Security (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6079: Geospatial Crime Analysis (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6040: Comparative Crime and Criminal Justice Systems (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6675: Applied Research in Human Rights & Rule of Law (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6620: Immigration and Crime (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6640: Global Financial Crimes (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6219: International Law and Global Security (3 credits)
      • DSC 6020: Terrorism & Homeland Security (3 credits)
      • ISS 6996: Intelligence Community Successes and Failures: Policy Implications (3 credits)
  • Year One Non-Credit Professional Development Seminars

    The PMGA program offers Professional Development Seminars that supplement the regular curriculum to further develop student skills in different areas.
    The seminars are held three times a semester for three-hour sessions. During each seminar, students participate in interactive, hands-on activities and obtain real-time feedback from experts as well as their peers.
    Seminar topics have included: conflict resolution, negotiation skills, leadership, handling the media, ethics and professionalism, grant writing, career development, and presentation skills.

Year Two

  • Third Semester (9 credits)
    • Program Design and Evaluation OR Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (3 credits)
    • Students take two additional courses from the list below (6 credits):
      • CCJ 6676: Transnational Crime and National Security (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6079: Geospatial Crime Analysis (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6040: Comparative Crime and Criminal Justice Systems (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6675: Applied Research in Human Rights & Rule of Law (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6620: Immigration and Crime (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6640: Global Financial Crimes (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6219: International Law and Global Security (3 credits)
      • DSC 6020: Terrorism & Homeland Security (3 credits)
      • ISS 6996: Intelligence Community Successes and Failures: Policy Implications (3 credits) 
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  • Fourth Semester (9 credits)
    • Master’s Capstone (3 credits)
    • Students take two additional courses from the list below (6 credits):
      • CCJ 6676: Transnational Crime and National Security (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6079: Geospatial Crime Analysis (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6040: Comparative Crime and Criminal Justice Systems (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6675: Applied Research in Human Rights & Rule of Law (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6620: Immigration and Crime (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6640: Global Financial Crimes (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6219: International Law and Global Security (3 credits)
      • DSC 6020: Terrorism & Homeland Security (3 credits)
      • ISS 6996: Intelligence Community Successes and Failures: Policy Implications (3 credits)
  • Year Two Non-Credit Professional Development Seminars

    The PMGA program offers Professional Development Seminars that supplement the regular curriculum to further develop student skills in different areas.
    The seminars are held three times a semester for three-hour sessions. During each seminar, students participate in interactive, hands-on activities and obtain real-time feedback from experts as well as their peers.
    Seminar topics have included: conflict resolution, negotiation skills, leadership, handling the media, ethics and professionalism, grant writing, career development, and presentation skills.

Ready To Take The Next Step?

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