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34 MA Programs in International Affairs

A Masters of Arts (MA) degree is one of the most popular options for those seeking graduate education. Traditionally, an MA focuses on humanities, social sciences, or fine arts, but there are many different options. One good program is an MA in International Affairs. What is an MA in International Affairs? It is a degree that focuses on how countries interact with each other in a globalized world.… Read more

A Masters of Arts (MA) degree is one of the most popular options for those seeking graduate education. Traditionally, an MA focuses on humanities, social sciences, or fine arts, but there are many different options. One good program is an MA in International Affairs.

What is an MA in International Affairs? It is a degree that focuses on how countries interact with each other in a globalized world. Often, a course of study will include international relations, diplomacy, foreign policy, international law, or economics. Sometimes this degree might also require the student to learn a foreign language to ensure that they are as well-equipped as possible to handle the complex policy challenges of a changing world.

There are a number of benefits to taking an MA in International Affairs. This is especially true in an international and increasingly competitive job market. With so many candidates applying, an international affairs MA degree is likely to make a job seeker stand out. In addition, the degree will ensure that a student is well-equipped to handle whatever job they might get by granting him or her the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed.

The price of an MA degree can vary. Costs depend on individual programs, individual students, various schools, and the countries where the schools are located. It is important that students research the costs and advantages of any school they consider so that they can ensure the school is a good fit for them.

An MA in International Affairs opens all sorts of career doors. Graduates can work for a government or foreign service, getting involved in diplomacy and international policy. Other possible positions include becoming an analyst or manager, working in the public sphere, or working for various international businesses.

There are many different MA programs available in a variety of formats. If you’d like to start looking for the right school today, check out our program listing for an MA in International Affairs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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King's College London Online
London, United Kingdom

Our International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert, with specialisms in Cyber Security and Espionage & Surveillance Studies, engages with the world’s international security issue ... +

Our International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert, with specialisms in Cyber Security and Espionage & Surveillance Studies, engages with the world’s international security issues with the goal of educating the next generation of leaders in the industry. -
MA
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
Online
 
University of the South Pacific USP
Suva, Fiji

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs builds on the foundational courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs by adding an op ... +

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs builds on the foundational courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs by adding an opportunity to undertake a research essay on diplomacy and international affairs on a topic of particular interest to the student. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Feb 2023
01 Dec 2022
Campus
 
The New School
New York, USA

The field of international affairs is changing. Our approaches in and outside of the classroom must change as well. Gain the theoretical and practical tools you need to engage ... +

The field of international affairs is changing. Our approaches in and outside of the classroom must change as well. Gain the theoretical and practical tools you need to engage with the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

Become a seasoned leader in the global issues that matter the most. The Master of Arts in in International Affairs offers both a broad foundation for understanding pressing ec ... +

Become a seasoned leader in the global issues that matter the most. The Master of Arts in in International Affairs offers both a broad foundation for understanding pressing economic, social, political, and cultural issues, as well as at least one specialized area of knowledge expertise. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in International Relations & International Organization offers: (a) flexibility in the selection of courses, enabling students to design a study program tailored to ... +

The MA in International Relations & International Organization offers: (a) flexibility in the selection of courses, enabling students to design a study program tailored to their needs and interests; (b) a research-led and policy-oriented curriculum taught by a committed staff; (c) reserves room for a career-oriented placement that excellently prepares graduates for the labor market and (d) provides excellent preparation for a variety of positions related to the broad field of international relations. -
MA
Full-time
English (UK)
01 Feb 2023
15 Oct 2022
Campus
 
American University - School of International Service (SIS)
Monterrey, Mexico

American University's No. 8-ranked School of International Service offers an online Master of International Relations, no GRE required. You will learn to influence decisions a ... +

American University's No. 8-ranked School of International Service offers an online Master of International Relations, no GRE required. You will learn to influence decisions across borders and cultures by sharpening your analytical skills in cross-cultural communication and foreign policy. 3.0 undergrad GPA preferred. -
MA
Full-time
English
Jul 2022
Online
 
The American University of Paris
Paris, France

The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MIN) takes full advantage of Paris’s multicultural dimensions and central role in international economics, politics, and social is ... +

The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MIN) takes full advantage of Paris’s multicultural dimensions and central role in international economics, politics, and social issues. The program’s balance of intellectual and theoretical mastery with hands-on, project-based learning prepares you for a successful international career. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

The CNN Academy UCD Clinton Institute MA in Journalism and International Affairs is a one-year programme that combines practical training in audio, video, digital, and social ... +

The CNN Academy UCD Clinton Institute MA in Journalism and International Affairs is a one-year programme that combines practical training in audio, video, digital, and social storytelling with academic expertise in international affairs. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Arizona State University
Tempe, USA

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Leadership, offered by the School of Politics and Global Studies, empowers students to be future leaders in the global arena.

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Leadership, offered by the School of Politics and Global Studies, empowers students to be future leaders in the global arena. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service
Washington, USA

Master of Arts in Security Studies (SSP) aims to produce a new generation of analysts, policymakers, and scholars fully knowledgeable about the range of international and nati ... +

Master of Arts in Security Studies (SSP) aims to produce a new generation of analysts, policymakers, and scholars fully knowledgeable about the range of international and national security problems and foreign policy issues of the 21st century. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Switzerland Online, Switzerland +1 More

The Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy is an interdisciplinary and holistic program that will not only broaden student’s knowledge in the field of development ... +

The Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy is an interdisciplinary and holistic program that will not only broaden student’s knowledge in the field of development studies, sustainability, and diplomacy but it will also equip them with the required soft skills for a successful international career in any of these areas of expertise. -
MA
Full-time
English
05 Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

The Kroc School offers a 21-month Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-time and part-time) for individuals who want to create positive change and address today’s mo ... +

The Kroc School offers a 21-month Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-time and part-time) for individuals who want to create positive change and address today’s most urgent challenges. Application deadline is January 19. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Maastricht, Netherlands

The master's programme in European Public Affairs was established in 1999 and is designed to meet the growing need for professionals who have a solid understanding of the mult ... +

The master's programme in European Public Affairs was established in 1999 and is designed to meet the growing need for professionals who have a solid understanding of the multifaceted dimensions of policy-making in Europe. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2022
01 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

The 2019-20 MAIA programme will accept applications for admission from 1 October 2018.

The 2019-20 MAIA programme will accept applications for admission from 1 October 2018. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The programme will enhance your understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practise with a regional focus on East Asia. Using a combination of interdis ... +

The programme will enhance your understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practise with a regional focus on East Asia. Using a combination of interdisciplinary approaches, cutting-edge research and public discussion of diplomacy and international politics, you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practise with an East Asia regional focus. You will learn to think critically, with reference to theoretical and empirical (historical and/or contemporary) content about international studies, diplomacy and the political economy in East Asia. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Online