Global Affairs + Specialization

Global Affairs + Specialization

The best of both worlds — broad, multidisciplinary training and focus on your area of interest

This concentration within the Master of Global Affairs will immerse you in the broad, multidisciplinary field of global affairs; provide training in quantitative methods and analytical reasoning; and sharpen and expand the professional skills you need to engage with policymakers, practitioners, and the private sector. Plus, you’ll focus on an area of particular interest — including global health, human rights, international law, migration/refugees, democratic politics, global religion, or another critical issue or global challenge.

Career opportunities

Policy analysis
Policy advocacy
International development
Human rights work
Economic development
Management of NGOs
Management of businesses
Management of humanitarian agencies
Research and Education
Leadership in internationally oriented workplaces

In the classroom and in the field

Coursework in global politics and economics, policy analysis, leadership, and methods — along with extensive hands-on practice through the Integration Lab (i-Lab) — will equip you to work collaboratively with practitioners and policymakers, communities, and the private and public sectors to identify solutions global challenges.

Curriculum & Courses


Students in global affairs take classes throughout the Keough School and have access to classes in other schools and departments across the University. You’ll work with an academic advisor to choose classes and construct an integrated course of study.