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Program Summary 

This concentration in the Professional Masters in Global Affairs is an online-only program and is for students who aim to operate in the areas of domestic and international crime and justice issues.

What You'll Learn

The track allows students to distinguish themselves from more general criminal justice programs of study by offering distinctive specialized credential which makes graduates competitive for placement in domestic and international criminal justice agencies while at the same time establishing expertise relevant to national security, defense, and international organizational missions. 

Professional Development

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.

For more information, visit the SLI web page.

"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 can choose two of the following (9 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)
      • DSC 6020: Terrorism & Homeland Security (3 credits)

Year Two

  • Third Semester (9 credits)
    • Program Design and Evaluation OR Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (3 credits)
    • Students can choose two of the following (9 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)
      • DSC 6020: Terrorism & Homeland Security (3 credits)

     

  • Fourth Semester (9 credits)
    • Master’s Capstone (3 credits)
    • Students can choose two of the following (9 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)
      • DSC 6020: Terrorism & Homeland Security (3 credits)

     

  • 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.

Start Your Application

Apply to FIU to enroll in the Global Affairs program, International Crime and Justice track today.