24 months
36880 USD/year
36880 USD/year
18894 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Focus on solutions that matter to a wide range of global problems with this Global Governance and Human Security program from University of Massachusetts Boston: how to promote human welfare and economic growth, how to develop policies that respect human rights and ecological constraints and how to fashion cooperative solutions to challenges such as these through global governance.


Students of the Global Governance and Human Security program from University of Massachusetts Boston learn the structures of international governance and build management expertise for global policy challenges such as human security, environmental policies including climate change, health policies, and gender equity. 

Learning Outcomes

  • a solid theoretical foundation in the concepts of global governance and human security, and in the range of actors, systems, and patterns that compose our increasingly dynamic global system
  • the ability to identify, assess, and address current and emerging human security issues in their geopolitical and governance contexts
  • advanced academic skills in interdisciplinary research methods and design, across a variety of methodologies

Careers & Skills

This interdisciplinary master's program prepares scholars and analysts to provide intellectual leadership working in international organizations, nongovernment agencies, the media, national governments, think tanks, and the private sector. It is also a good foundation for further academic study in related fields including international law, international business, and the social sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global Governance 
  • International Relations Research Methods 
  • Gender and Human Security
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Human Security
  • International Organization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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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

  • When you apply online, you must submit official transcripts from each college or university you attended, even if you were not awarded a degree.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic abilities.
  • You'll also need to submit your résumé/curriculum vitae.
  • Each application requires a non-refundable fee of $75. 
  • Statement of Purpose: In 1,500 words, provide a statement describing your research and career interests and explaining why you are interested in an interdisciplinary MA program in Global Governance and Human Security.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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