The Division of Global Affairs offers two degrees in Global Affairs, a Master of Science and a PhD in Global Affairs.  The M.S. degree requires 40 credits and the Ph.D. requires completion of 73 credits, 21 of those being for dissertation research. Students also have the option to pursue dual M.S./Ph.D. degrees in Global Affairs and International Business, Global Affairs, and Law, or Global Affairs and Public Policy.


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M.S. Program PhD Program B.A/M.S. Program

The Division of Global Affairs participates in the accelerated BA/MS program enabling highly performing students to enrol int he combined MA/MS program. Students will take 12 credits of their graduate work while undergraduate students. Those credits with double-count for both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, leading to substantial costs and time savings. 

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The Division of Global Affairs offers courses through a variety of disciplines, such as political science, economics, law, business, public policy, criminal justice, anthropology and sociology. This interdisciplinary nature allows students to take courses focusing on a variety of different topics and specializations. Please note that not all courses are taught each semester and course numbers are subject to change per semester and year. Please refer to the schedule of classes for course offerings.

Selected Courses:

Africa and the Development Paradigm

American Grand Strategy

American Security Interests in Sub-Saharan Africa (26:478:521)

An Introduction to the United Nations (26:478:532)

Analytical Methods (20:834:561)

Anthropology and War (26:070:530)

Civil Resistance (26:920:577)

Colloquium Series

Comparative International Legal Regimes (26:478:532)

Contemporary Issues in International Law (26:478:504, Online)

Corporate Innovation and International Business (26:553:604)

Development Economics (26:220:539)

Doctoral Seminar in Theory and Methods (26:478:590)

Econometrics (26:220:507; 26:478:507)

Environmental Conflict (26:735:525)

Ethics and Global Affairs (26:478:514)

Exile and Marginality (Coure Number TBA)

The EU as a Security Actor (26:478:513)

Evolution of the Global System (26:478:572; 26:790:508; 26:510:543)

Fundamentals of Economics in Global Affairs (26:478:512; 26:220:512)

Genocide (26:070:598)

Genocide, War Crimes, and International Law (26:478:topics)

Global Environmental Issues (26:790:538)

Global Governance (26:478:513)

Global Health (45:705:652)

Global Political Economy (26:478:541; 26:790:541; 26:553:607)

Globalization, Immigration and Cities

History of International Business (26:478:589)

Human Rights and Mass Atrocities

Human Security Seminar (26:478:516)

Immigration & Security in Europe & US: Internal Security Reconsidered in the Post 9/11 Era (26:478:515)

Innovation Policy & International Business (26:478:593; cross-listed with 26:553:605)

International Finance/International Economics II (26:478:519; 26:220:519; Ph.D. students only)

International Law (26:478:504, 26:790:538; 26:070:572; dual J.D. and Ph.D. students should take 23:600:638)

International Legitimacy and Global Justice (26:478:525)*

Irregular War Syllabus (26:735:541)

Macroeconomic Theory (26:478:503; 26:220:502)

Modern Political Terrorism (26:478:574)

Microeconomic Theory (26:220:501)

Nation Building in the US and Europe (20:834:504)

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict

Political Geography

Power, Institutions and Norms (26:478:517)

Qualitative Research Methods (26:705:677)

Quantitative Methods for Global Affairs (26:478:506)

Social Movements and Globalization (26:478:585;  26:478:920:585)

Strategic Nonviolent Conflict (26:478:576; 26:920:576)

Sustainable Development

Theory of International Business (26:478:597; 26:553:602)

Theory of International Relations (26:478:topics)

U.S. Security Interests in the North Pacific (26:478:588)


Our students are eligible to take courses through other programs with the consent of the DGA Director including the Law School, the Business School, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, School for Public Affairs and Administration, and many others.


MS Program

PhD Program



Students wishing to pursue a joint degree must satisfy the requirements for both programs. DGA has partnered with the Rutgers Business School (RBS), the Rutgers School of Law and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy to offer a joint Ph.D. in International Business and Global Affairs, a joint M.S./J.D. or Ph.D/J.D. in Global Affairs and Law and a joint M.S./M.P.P in Global Affairs and Public Policy.

DGA students have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs with universities around the world. Exchange programs are beneficial to our students in a variety of ways and students are encouraged to participate.