The Divison of Global Affairs (DGA), offering a Master's of Science degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy, is a multidisciplinary field concerned with theoretically informed, problem-oriented approaches to transitional issues and their interaction with local issues.
How You Will Learn
Cutting across academic fields, the Division of Global Affairs brings together faculty from Arts and Sciences (political science, history, sociology, economics, anthropology and others), the School of Law, the Business School, the School of Criminal Justice and the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Students will take a range of foundational courses in global studies as well as more specialized electives reflecting their particular interests.
The Master’s degree prepares students to work in the public and private international sectors, as well as in non-governmental organizations, think-tanks, foundations, and media companies focusing on global issues.
The Ph.D. is geared towards preparing future scholars eager to adopt and cultivate a planetary perspective on global issues from an interdisciplinary and multicultural standpoint. The Ph.D. in Global Affairs can also be an excellent track for policy jobs at the global level requiring advanced expertise
Interdisciplinary perspectives, the faculty and staff and scholarships were three key considerations for pursuing my doctorate at the Division of Global Affairs
I have a clearer path to my research on the rise of China with a comprehensive understanding of traditional IR concepts, such as power and strategy.
The program has a student body that encompasses all corners of the world—an ideal environment for global studies.
DGA has given me the confidence to lead and an inclination to pursue a permanent career in governance and development.
Former U.S Army Special Operations-Civil Affairs Analyst
Cooperation with leading professors in international relations, development and security is contributing significantly to my development as a researcher
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention, Tenured
Associate Professor of Economics and Global Affairs
Associate Professor of Sociology; Director, The International Institute for Peace
Professor of Anthropology