Global Affairs, M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 33

Program Code: M494

The requirements listed on this degree check sheet apply to the following concentrations in Global Affairs:

  • Global Economics & Development - M494/Q276
  • International Security Studies - M494/Q384
  • Middle Eastern Studies - M494/Q454

Required Courses

Core Courses
IAS 5902Global Political Turbulence2
IAS 5912Global Economic Turbulence2
IAS 5922Global Social Turbulence2
Choose one of the following concentrations: 112
Area Studies
Choose 9 hours from a list maintained by the program9
IAS 5803Global Affairs Practicum3
Education Abroad Experience
Choose a faculty-led overseas experience offered such as the following:3
Field Studies in Africa
Field Studies in Italy
Field Studies in China
Field Studies in Latin America
Field Studies in Turkey
Total Credit Hours33

Each specialization requires 9 hours from the chosen track and 3 hours from another track. 

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.