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A major research university with global connections and small, diverse classes

The Keough School offers academic opportunities at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Students of all levels find inspiration and mentorship among a diverse group of scholars, practitioners, and visionaries who are driven by compassion and hope. Our faculty have expertise in development economics, comparative regional and international politics, peacebuilding, human rights, global religions, social ethics, international trade, development practice, and more.

Master of Global Affairs

The MGA program is a two-year professional degree that prepares students for skilled, effective leadership and careers in government, nongovernmental and civil society organizations, and the private sector.

Students choose from three concentrations: International Peace Studies, Sustainable Development, or Governance and Policy with opportunities to focus on a particular area of interest—including global health, human rights, international law, migration/refugees, democratic politics, global religion, or another critical issue or global challenge.

By offering concentrations instead of separate global affairs degrees, the Master of Global Affairs program allows students in different areas of study to take classes together and connect perspectives from across their chosen disciplines.

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Undergraduate Programs in Global Affairs

At the Keough School, you’ll learn to see the world beyond traditional boundaries of nations and states. You will be challenged to understand the human, religious, social, political, and economic developments behind today’s most pressing issues. Because modern challenges are not bound by the perspective of any one country, language, culture, religion, or disciplines, you’ll learn to address them in a holistic way.

The Keough School provides a wide range of options to gain firsthand exposure to global affairs—in the classroom through academic majors or minors, and beyond the classroom through research, internships, and language study.

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Opportunities for PhD Students

The Keough School supports and engages doctoral students primarily through interdisciplinary doctoral programs, fellowships, and postdoctoral research programs—across the school’s nine global institutes.

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