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Global Affairs, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
The MS in Global Affairs is the flagship graduate program of the Center for Global Affairs (CGA) from New York University, repeatedly ranked by the Foreign Policy Association as one of the nation’s leading institutions preparing students for international careers. 

Overview

The master’s MS in Global Affairs program from New York University provides you with the in-depth knowledge and the contextual perspectives for becoming a successful, well-rounded professional in the global arena.

Faculty members are scholars and skilled practitioners, including former officers of the United Nations, international attorneys, leaders of organizations engaged in refugee relief and the protection of human rights, diplomats, activists, economists, and global energy and environment experts from whom you will acquire both nuanced analytical understanding and the methodologies to develop and to implement strategic solutions that address critical global problems.

In every nation, globalization requires a growing need for knowledgeable professionals who are capable of identifying solutions to the unique challenges of an interdependent world defined by socioeconomic transformation, the rise of new and emerging world powers, and changing cultural paradigms. The MS in Global Affairs provides a multidisciplinary approach and equips you with the knowledge and the advanced skills to navigate different sectors of the international arena, whether working with individuals, policymakers, private organizations, or the public sector.

Opportunities

Delivering rigorous, current scholarship within a practical, real-world context, the MS in Global Affairs offers a multidisciplinary approach to addressing today’s critical global issues. Whether you work with the general public or with policymakers, it equips you with the advanced skills to effectively communicate ideas and concepts across multiple sectors of the international arena. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • International Relations in The Post-Cold War Era
  • International Political Economy
  • International Law
  • Analytic Skills for Global Affairs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required);
  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12408 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12408 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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