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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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16 Results in International Affairs

International Black Sea University

The mission of the program is to enable students both to see and to assess the forces underlying continuity and change in American foreign policy. Courses included in the ... [+]

U.S. foreign affairs master program is the continuation of the Bachelor American Studies Humanitarian Interdisciplinary program opened first time in Georgia at the International Black Sea University (IBSU) in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy. Uniqueness of interdisciplinary and the multidisciplinary American Studies program involving a wide scope of humanitarian disciplines and the students’ great interest towards American History and Politics encouraged us to create the master program in U.S. Foreign Affairs, that will deepen the knowledge of courses: American History, Politics, American Culture and Society and provide more fundamental study of the U.S. domestic and foreign policy issues, linked to unique immigration historic past.... [-]

Georgia Tbilisi
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Brooklyn College CUNY

The political science master's program offers students a choice of three concentrations: political science, international affairs, or urban policy and administration. ... [+]

The political science master's program offers students a choice of three concentrations: political science, international affairs, or urban policy and administration.

The political science concentration combines the theories and methodologies of political science with the opportunity to specialize in one of four fields: American politics, comparative politics, political theory, or international relations.

The international affairs concentration is designed to prepare students for professional and academic careers in international affairs through programs of study tailored to their specific interests and goals. Courses range from broad overviews to seminars on specific world regions and are combined with independent study and master's thesis courses in close collaboration with faculty members. To foster professional preparation, the program also publishes student work in the department's Political Science Journal and places students in internships as well as study and work opportunities abroad.... [-]

USA New York
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
William Paterson University of New Jersey

Housed in the Political Science Department, the Master of Arts in Public Policy and International Affairs provides the foundation for understanding the ways in which cont ... [+]

Housed in the Political Science Department, the Master of Arts in Public Policy and International Affairs provides the foundation for understanding the ways in which contemporary public policy crosses and supersedes national boundaries in an increasingly integrated global environment of trade, information, and technology, threats to national security and the global ecosystem.

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The program is designed to train you in the foundations of social scientific methods as well as concrete policy areas from education policy, immigration, international human rights, and many others. Our graduates have consistently been able to pursue successful careers in government agencies, private corporations, higher education, local and international NGOs and many other fields. Our interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to train effective innovators and problem solvers by integrating the practical and theoretical, domestic and international dimensions of policy-making and management. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings--in government and non-profit agencies, international NGOs, education, business, law and social services--or to pursue further graduate studies. After taking a core curriculum designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of public policymaking in an era of globalization as well as to provide them with the qualitative and quantitative tools needed for work in a professional policy environment, students can take electives, if desired, in one of two areas: 1) Public Policy and Administration, providing courses that prepare students to work in domestic... [-]

USA Wayne
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Full-time
Campus
University of New York - Tirana (UNYT)

This program is offered in collaboration with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Greenwich, UK. ... [+]

The MA in International Affairs is offered in collaboration with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Greenwich, UK. In the context of globalization and democratization, the program is designed to meet the needs of the international community, working professionals, and students.Graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills and aptitude to pursue a variety of careers within the global arena. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

understand the theory and practice of the international political system engage in the process of formulating and implementing foreign policy demonstrate their acumen as a result of completing a thesis or portfolio ... [-]
Albania Tirana
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 40 months
Campus
Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)

DMGS' M.A. in Intelligence focuses on the collection, analysis, analytical presentation, and counterintelligence in both the public and the private sector. ... [+]

Program Summary

DMGS' M.A. in Intelligence focuses on both the public and private sector use of intelligence examining missions, methods, and organizational structures. It examines and interprets the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, analytical presentation, and counterintelligence. This program also examines new fields of intelligence such as private sector use of intelligence, homeland security, and cyber.

Graduates of this degree program will be able to: Articulate the strategic significance, aims, strategy, tradecraft, and culture of the elements of intelligence, evaluate each element, and the skills and aptitude required for this work. Anticipate cur... [-]
USA Washington
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Bahcesehir University

The purpose of this program is to provide an outstanding professional, multidisciplinary education to train the next generation of global leaders of international institu ... [+]

GLOBAL AFFAIRS (ENGLISH, THESIS, WEEKEND) Profile of the Program

The purpose of this program is to provide an outstanding professional, multidisciplinary education to train the next generation of global leaders of international institutions, global civil society, and business. The MGA will equip students with a sophisticated understanding of the larger political, economic, and social contexts of global affairs and with the skills necessary to work strategically and effectively within the evolving global system.

Qualification Awarded

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Master of Master of Arts.

Specific Admission Requirements

Student admission for this graduate program is made by evaluating the level of undergraduate success and level of proficiency in English; the score of ALES or International exams like GRE and GMAT which are approved by Higher Education Council (YÖK). International Students are accepted to the graduate programs with an internationally accredited undergraduate diploma and the score of above-mentioned exams. The acceptance of exchange students is executed within the framework of mutual agreements (Erasmus or General Academic Protocol) between Bahçeşehir Universtiy and the partner universities. Special Students can be registered to the courses upon approval of the related academic unit.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2020
Full-time
3 - 4 semesters
Campus
University of Groningen

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

One world, 7 billion people, 193 sovereign states, over 6,000 (Non-)Governmental Organizations, 1,000s of multinationals, all tied up in complex processes of dis/integration, cooperation, and conflict.

International Relations as a discipline is almost a century old. About its origins, different interpretations exist, but in general, IR emerged in response to the consequences of power politics in Europe, culminating in the First World War, and in response to specific research questions within Political Science. IR in Europe started as an interdisciplinary project, IR in Groningen still follows this tradition.

International Relations and International Organization, a track of the Master's in International Relations, offers a comprehensive study in theory and practice. Theretofore, IRIO uses a 'self-service' model. Besides the mandatory course on advanced theory and the master thesis, you can select from specialized capita and research seminars in five essential areas of International Relations: International Security, International Political Economy, European Integration, Geopolitics & Connectivity and East Asian Studies. Moreover, to prepare for an international career you can organize a placement at a public or private organization in the field of international relations, where you can apply your knowledge and skills in a 'real-time' environment.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Hertie School

The Hertie School’s Master of International Affairs is a 2-year, full-time programme in English that prepares students for positions requiring a profound understanding of ... [+]

A global perspective on governance

The Hertie School’s Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a 2-year, full-time programme in English that equips outstanding students and young pro­fessionals with tools of international policymaking to tackle global challenges and devise sound policy proposals in a global multilevel system. MIA graduates are well prepared for positions requiring a profound understanding of today’s global policy challenges in government, diplomacy and international organisa­tions, as well as in the private and civil society sectors.

Policymakers and experts today are confronted with a wide array of global challenges. These range from a crisis­prone global economy and its repercussions, to security challenges such as new regional instabilities, nuclear proliferation, cyber warfare, and conflicts over limited resources. To meet such challenges successfully in a rapidly transforming context, knowing how to navigate the complex landscape of diverse actors and disciplines is crucial.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lingnan University

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

Leading with international vision - Master of Arts in International Affairs

Lingnan University’s new taught MA programme provides postgraduates with an understanding of key subjects including international and comparative politics

Brief programme outline The 2019-20 MAIA programme will accept applications for admission from 1 October 2018. The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) is hosted by the Department of Political Science: http://www.ln.edu.hk/polsci/. The MAIA programme aims to provide postgraduate education and training in international affairs with a political science emphasis. Two modes of study will be offered under this MA programme:1) One-year, two terms, full-time degree2) Two-years, four terms, part-time degree The MAIA programme requires the completion of a total of 24 credit hours, including 4 compulsory courses (12 credits) and 4 elective courses (12 credits). The classes would be conducted in the form of a seminar with a high expectation of a close interaction between students and instructor. Students are expected to undertake responsible self-study, doing weekly required readings and making presentations in classes. A research term paper as part of the assessment is also a norm. Tuition for 2019-20: full-time: HK$99,000; part-time: HK$49,500, with several student scholarships available in the forms of half-fee and/or quarter-fee tuition waiver to academic outstanding applicants. For overseas and Mainland Chinese students who aim for high-quality English language Master degree education, our MAIA programme should be a very good choice with its high degree of internationalization and relatively low costs for tuition and living in Hong Kong. Our teaching staff all obtained... [-]
Hong Kong Tuen Mun
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
The New School

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 e ... [+]

The New School is a progressive university in New York City where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Founded in 1919, the university consists of Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, and numerous renowned graduate programs. The New School’s rigorous, multidimensional approach to education gives students the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths of study for a complex and rapidly changing world.

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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.... [-]

USA New York
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
University of the South Pacific USP

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 ... [+]

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. This programme also provides research skills and advanced writing skills. In addition, Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs students also have the opportunity to follow an interest in a particular academic stream by clustering their electives in particular disciplines or subject areas such as law, environment, economics or development studies.

Admission Requirements: The admission requirement for the Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs is a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs with a GPA of 3 or above or equivalent qualification.... [-]

Fiji Suva
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs

The Elliott School's M.A. program in international affairs is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the contemporary issues in international affairs ... [+]

Globalization of economic, political, social and cultural activity has created opportunities and challenges for tomorrow's leaders in international affairs. Rarely have we lived in such an uncertain world. As a result, the need for increased international understanding and cooperation has become essential.

The Elliott School's M.A. program in international affairs is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the contemporary issues in international affairs while developing in-depth knowledge of at least one specialized area at either the global or regional level.

What You'll Study

Students in the program will gain a fundamental understanding of key political, economic, and historic issues in international affairs. You'll begin with three to four core courses before moving on to either a regional or global field to fulfill the elective requirements.... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The American University of Paris

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

The MA in International Affairs allows you to take full advantage of Paris’s central role in international economics, politics and social issues. Through this program, you will have the opportunity to supplement the rigorous coursework and professional modules with internships, fieldwork for thesis research and case study methods for thesis production.

Our faculty and staff work closely with our students to provide one-on-one intellectual mentoring and support that enables them to make a difference in the world. The MA in International Affairs provides:

-The opportunity to earn an American master’s degree in France

-A mix of practical and theoretical knowledge of international affairs, conflict resolution, and civil society development... [-]

France Paris
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego

We are offering a 2-year Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-time and part-time) for individuals who want to create change and solve today’s most troubling is ... [+]

Application deadline: January 15

Our School is located in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States: San Diego, California, right at the Mexico-U.S border.

The MAPJ offers a curriculum where students will gain:

Deep understanding of the global and local contexts in which violence, oppression, and social injustice occur. Knowledge of theories and frameworks to explain complex situations. Capacity to design new approaches and solutions to peace and justice issues. Competence in implementing and assessing the impact of programs and initiatives.

A rich course portfolio includes human rights, conflict resolution, leadership and organizations, development, technology, and social change, and social entrepreneurship to shape professionals equipped to work effectively for peace and justice across multiple organizational settings.... [-]

USA San Diego
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
Campus
King's College London Online

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

MA Degrees in International Affairs.

The international political system is now experiencing its most momentous period of upheaval since the end of the Cold War. 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. If security is of concern to you, whether as a journalist, policy advisor, civil servant, defence professional or aspiring student, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

With the MA’s specialist pathways, you’ll advance course outcomes that facilitate your journey towards specific career paths. Our course modules have been described as “transformative” and “sector-leading”; fundamentally changing the way that students understand the global security and defence landscape. Armed with these top-tier study and research outcomes we anticipate that our graduates will undertake critical leadership positions in security-related fields.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Part-time
2 - 6 years
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