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Global Affairs - Globalization and Security

Florida International University

24 months
15675 USD/year
15675 USD/year
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The Global Affairs - Globalization and Security program at Florida International University focuses on traditional security issues such as war and peace, nuclear proliferation, surveillance and intelligence, diplomacy as well as other matters impacted by shifting geopolitics.


To prepare students for careers in the security realm, the Global Affairs - Globalization and Security curriculum at Florida International University includes both foundational courses necessary to understand current global trends, as well as courses that emphasize policy analysis to deal with numerous security-related issues impacted by globalization. 

Recognizing changing security trends and an emphasis on human security, the track focuses on issues such as human rights, democratization, transnational crime and business risk.

Courses in economics, quantitative and research methods, and writing and presentation skills provide additional academic and professional preparation. Professional Development Seminars and Capstone research projects supplement the curriculum.


  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration Specialist
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • International Marketing Specialist
  • Research Analyst
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Political Analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Non-Profit Program Coordinator
  • Special Agent
  • Consultant
  • Analyst
  • Diplomat

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Globalization
  • Economic Policy Analysis 
  • Analytical Writing and Presentation Skills
  • Transnational Crime and National Security
  • Terrorism & Homeland Security
  • Surveillance, Intelligence, and International Relations
  • Global Issues and Human Rights
  • Global and Human Security
  • Public Security and Governance in the Americas
  • Intelligence Community Successes and Failures: Policy Implications
  • Migration, Security, and Globalization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online graduate application, along with a non-refundable application fee of $30.00 US dollars.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities.
  • Official proof of degree. A notarized copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcript(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose (750 words minimum) describing the candidate’s academic and professional background as well as career aspirations.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15675 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31350 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    15675 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31350 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for West Miami

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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