Global Studies

Brandeis University

12 months
53500 USD/credit
53500 USD/credit
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Brandeis University’s Master of Arts in Global Studies offers advanced study of the processes of globalization, including relevant, globally-shared issues such as health care, the environment, human rights, and communications (whereas an international relations program would study exchanges between nations, multi-/bilateral agreements, and diplomacy).


Program Highlights:

  • A dynamic, interdisciplinary one-year Global Studies program at Brandeis University that provides a broad perspective on global institutions, critical issues, and the complex ways that globalization affects specific regions and countries.
  • Receive intensive training in research, analysis, and writing, as well as a solid foundation in the theories and issues of globalization, increased cultural awareness, and augmented awareness of global agents.
  • Develop skills and expertise that are valuable in the public or private sectors in a broad range of professions deeply impacted by globalization, such as non-profits, NGOs (non-government organizations), and international service agencies.
  • Valuable for students who seek a solid basis and strong credentials for advanced training in a relevant social science or humanities field, such as anthropology, history, politics, and sociology.
Global Studies FacultyWe encourage you to explore one of the department’s greatest assets through our faculty pages.Courses and Completion Requirements

The degree involves a minimum of one academic year in which students complete eight courses and a master’s thesis. The curriculum includes two core courses, one graduate level course in methodology, and four electives, which vary according to track or specialty. Specific classes for each track can be found on the links above (under "About the Global Studies Program").

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Global Agents
  • Critical Global Issues
  • Master’s Thesis
  • Designing Anthropological Research
  • istorical Research: Methods, Theories
  • Survey Design and Data Analysis
  • Political Science Methods: Research, Design
  • Seminar: Research Methods, Methodology
  • Historical and Comparative Sociology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Evaluation of Evidence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized test scores or a graded analytical paper
  • English Proficiency
  • A letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53500 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    53500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53500 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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