The Keough School of Global Affairs recently welcomed the Class of 2025 into its Master of Global Affairs program and to the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The thirty-nine students from the Keough School’s newest class come from twenty-three countries: Afghanistan; Belize; Brazil; Burundi; Cameroon; Colombia; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Egypt; Ethiopia; Ghana; Guatemala; India; Iraq; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Myanmar; Nigeria; Pakistan; Sierra Leone; the Gambia; Ukraine; and the United States.
Students bring a wealth of expertise across many disciplines, cultures, and contexts, with backgrounds in agriculture, forest management, econometrics, conflict resolution and peace processes, sustainable policy, inclusive governance, and civil-military relations, among many others, contributing to the rich interdisciplinary learning that is a hallmark of the program.
“The Class of 2025 has already shown exceptional dedication to their studies and their classmates during their short time on campus,” said Bill Goldberg, program director of the Master of Global Affairs. “I appreciate the vibrant energy they bring to the MGA program and the wider Keough School community.”
Master of global affairs students receive generous fellowship support from several donor families, foundations, and the institutes and centers within the Keough School, including the the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business.
The two-year Master of Global Affairs program, now in its seventh year, prepares professionals for skilled, effective leadership and careers in government, nongovernmental and civil society organizations, and the private sector. The program application for admission in fall 2024 will open from mid-September until December 15, 2023.