24 months
46200 USD/year
46200 USD/year
22620 USD/year
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The Global Affairs program of the University at Buffalo offers students advanced understanding of the processes, institutions, and challenges arising in the modern global system.


Students in the Global Affairs program of the University at Buffalo will examine how international, regional, and domestic factors affect relations between and within countries, and with non-governmental and international actors. A major focus of the program is to provide students with the conceptual, analytical, and methodological tools needed to succeed in globally-focused careers in international organizations, governmental agencies, private enterprise, and academia.

Program Learning Outcomes

By the completion of their studies in the MA program in Global Affairs, students are expected to demonstrate the following primary student learning outcomes:

  • Develop an advanced understanding of key geographic and economic forces, institutions, actors and agencies that shape global affairs.
  • Develop advanced analytic and methodological skills that will enable conducting of independent research on global affairs
  • Critically assess the knowledge claims of others in this disciplinary domain through close reading and discussion of key texts and materials in seminars.
  • Develop advanced written and oral presentation skills by preparing and presenting advanced research papers in seminars.
  • Graduates from the program will be equipped for careers that require an appreciation of the interdependence and interconnectedness of the global system, and that value the ability to conduct rigorous empirical analysis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Inquiry
  • International Politics 
  • Comparative Politics
  • Comparative Judicial Politics
  • Major Political Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is recommended for admission to the graduate programs
  • GRE scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The non-refundable graduate application fee is $75 U.S.
  • Official results of the TOEFL or IELTS examination
  • A certified copy of the International Applicant Financial Form

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    22620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 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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