MAs in International Affairs

Compare 35 Master of Art Degrees in International Affairs

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. 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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Master of Arts in National Security

Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Washington DC

DMGS' M.A. in National Security prepares students to develop the skills to diagnose contemporary and anticipated threats and opportunities in US national security. [+]

MA Degrees in International Affairs. Program Summary DMGS' M.A. in National Security enhances students’ skills to anticipate the trends in the global environment; the short-and long-term aims, strategies, instruments and vulnerabilities of competitors; and to identify the resulting specific opportunities – in a given region or globally – to advance U.S. interests. The program also covers U.S. government organizational and institutional arrangements, and the authorities of individual agencies to implement policy. In addition, the tensions between national security policy and practices and liberal democracy will be considered – and how the U.S. and other democracies have sought to reconcile them. This program covers the functional utility of individual instruments, and integrated “whole of government” planning in regional geographic contexts, with particular emphasis on the non-kinetic capabilities of the other two DMGS programs – Intelligence and Information Operations. Graduates of this degree program will be able to: Identify contemporary and anticipated challenges to U.S. security. Identify, evaluate, and understand the complexities of formulating strategies in functional and regional contexts. Identify the evolution of U.S. institutional arrangements and assigned authorities, and the particular relevance of the U.S. experience for U.S. security at home and abroad. [-]

Webster MA International Relations in Geneva

Webster University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 14 - 36 months August 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The International Relations program offers you a theoretical and historical understanding of modern international relations. You approach international relations from an interdisciplinary perspective, looking at economic, political, legal, technological and human elements. Go to program page: http://www.webster.ch/academics/graduate/ir/index.html [+]

www.webster.ch/ir

Why choose Webster's MA in International Relations?  You benefit from an American approach to teaching You meet experts in international relations through organizing major conferences at Webster You deepen your knowledge of international relations by participating in study trips to countries throughout the world You experience international relations on campus and in Geneva Your professors are experts in their fields and are also active professionals The program accommodates working professionals You embark on a proven career path IR On Campus

You will learn about international relations not only through your studies but also by interacting with other Webster students, who represent more than 100 nationalities.... [-]


Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Security Policy Studies (SPS) is a policy-oriented master's degree program focusing on international security issues, with a particular emphasis on the security challenges for the 21st century and how to respond to them. [+]

MA Degrees in International Affairs. Security Policy Studies (SPS) is a policy-oriented master's degree program focusing on international security issues, with a particular emphasis on the security challenges for the 21st century and how to respond to them. These challenges include but are not limited to: weapons of mass destruction proliferation, transnational threats, terrorism, changing regional power dynamics, weak and failing states, international crime, effectively linking security and development, and ensuring U.S. national security. The curriculum provides strong grounding in the national security and defense policy-making process. Students choose two specific concentrations — which can range from transnational security issues to conflict resolution to defense analysis. Students also have the option of emphasizing a particular region, such as East Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America, by selecting a regional field as one of their two concentrations. The program's faculty includes internationally recognized authorities in international security, defense policy, foreign policy, the national security policy process, and regional and transnational security issues. Through its academic and professional skills development courses this program can open doors to future employment in the security policy institutions of the federal government, in the private sector, in international organizations such as NATO, and in the many think tanks and non-profit institutions engaged in security policy work. [-]

Masters of Arts in Politics/International Affairs

University of the South Pacific USP
Campus Full time September 2017 Fiji Suva

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. [+]

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. Programme Requirements: The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs consists of eight courses including five core and three elective courses. Core Courses: PL409, PL410, PL411, EC416; plus one of: PL400 or PL401. [-]

Master of Arts in Public Policy and International Affairs

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wayne

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. 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. [+]

MA Degrees in International Affairs. William Paterson University in New Jersey invites you to meet with  Amo- Augustus Kubeyinje, Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services during our 2017 Africa Recruitment Tour. Learn about our undergraduate and graduate degree program. Ask about available scholarship  opportunities. Abuja, Nigeria - Date:  September 22nd 2017 Lagos, Nigeria - Date:  September 26th and 27th Accra, Ghana - Date: September 28th Kumasi, Ghana - Date: September 30th Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Date:  October 1st  and 2nd Kigali, Rwanda - Date:  October 3rd Nairobi, Kenya - Date:  October 5th  and 6th Harare, Zimbabwe - Date:  October 7th Johannesburg, South Africa - Date: October 9th and 10th 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. 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... [-]

MA European Public Affairs

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

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. [+]

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. As policy problems transcend national borders and national problem-solving capacities, there is a need for individuals who are familiar with the complexities of Europe and the European Union and who can reformulate intricate problems in manageable and achievable terms. From the perspectives of political science, law, economics, cultural science and public administration, the programme delves into contemporary policy problems. You will be encouraged to become familiar with national and regional differences within the European territory, and to search out commonalities and paths for integration. The programme is organised in close cooperation with the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA). EIPA is a professional organisation that provides training, research and consultancy within the field of European affairs. The many lectures and workshops by EIPA professionals underline the practice-oriented approach of the programme and allow you to become familiar with the complexities of transnational policy-making. You will be equipped not only with academic skills, but also the tools that you will need in professional practice. The programme focuses on Europe, taking cross-national diversity into account, as well as the European Union and its institutions is multi-disciplinary, focusing on contemporary issues in the public domain is research-based and practice-oriented is a one-year master's programme, taught in English is selective, with a maximum of 30 students EPA graduates may develop... [-]

MA in International Liaison and Communication

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a dynamic, pioneering interdisciplinary Masters course which meets the global demand for greater professionalism in interpersonal and inter-institutional bilingual communication. The course will focus on enhancing your personal skills as a communicator and facilitator of communication. This can be as an advocate, as a mediator, communication strategist, intermediary or communication facilitator. [+]

MA Degrees in International Affairs. This is a dynamic, pioneering interdisciplinary Masters course which meets the global demand for greater professionalism in interpersonal and inter-institutional bilingual communication. The course will focus on enhancing your personal skills as a communicator and facilitator of communication. This can be as an advocate, as a mediator, communication strategist, intermediary or communication facilitator. Firmly grounded on the latest international communications theories and using real life simulations, you will learn to locate and analyse resources, pre-empt communications challenges and develop strategies to overcome obstacles to successful interaction. The course will enrich your knowledge and application of the key paradigms of international communication, information handling and presentation in a range of contexts from the field of public diplomacy to international media, intelligence, business and international NGOs. It also enhances your competencies in handling information across and between languages and cultures, in various professional settings. You will have the training and preparation to make significant contributions in your chosen profession. Course applicants typically come from fields such as language studies, translation and interpreting, social work, teaching, journalism and other areas of the media as well as from public office. However, the course will prove invaluable to anyone with high-level bilingual competence and experience in mediation between peoples from different cultural backgrounds. Course content You will take three core modules, two of which are taught and the third is research based. Theories and Practices of Global Communication covers the key underpinning knowledge and analytical tools for the programme as... [-]

MA in International Relations: European Integration

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2018 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

European Integration is one of six tracks within the Master's degree in International Relations. [+]

What does the future hold for the European Union? Are its founding ideals of peace and prosperity strong enough to overcome public distrust about further integration? Find out in this programme. European Integration is one of six tracks within the Master's degree in International Relations. European integration is a unique phenomenon. Nowhere else in the world have national states decided to a such a far-reaching form of cooperation and 'pooling' of resources as has been the case within the framework of the present-day European Union. Despite the problems the EU is facing nowadays, the economies and currencies, and to a certain extent also the political and social systems of the member countries, have become 'Europeanised' to a considerable extent. This fascinating development is studied in the specialization European Integration in Groningen. Programme 1 year This track within the Master's degree programme International Relations is 60 ECTS. The basic element is the module Advanced Theory of International Relations. This module must be followed by all students. You choose two research seminars (at least one of which in European Integration) and a Capita European Integration, all in your first semester. During your second semester, you will write a Master thesis (in the field of European Integration) and you will do an internship. Programme options Master's placement (specialization) A placement is a recognised component of this Master's track. You can propose yourself at what organisation you would like to do a placement and where necessary the programme can advise you. Click the link... [-]

MA Program in National Security Studies

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Israel Haifa

The MA program in National Security Studies is designed for students and professionals who are seriously interested in the field of national security in the broadest sense of the term. Students will examine the complex interrelationship between the social, political, diplomatic, economic and military dimensions of national security to create a complete coherent picture. [+]

The MA program in National Security Studies is designed for students and professionals who are seriously interested in the field of national security in the broadest sense of the term. Students will examine the complex interrelationship between the social, political, diplomatic, economic and military dimensions of national security to create a comprehensive picture of the state of the nation.

This program aims to prepare graduates, policymakers, officials and other professionals to deal effectively with critical national decisions.

Facing a long-standing challenge at the center of a mostly hostile regional environment, Israel has accumulated the experience and has developed a comprehensive approach to national security, combining academic theory and real-world constraints.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – SAIS Europe
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Bologna

This two-year degree program is research-focused, allowing students to produce an original 20,000-word thesis. Students may pursue both years of the MAIA in Bologna or one year at another participating European university as part of a cooperative degree program. [+]

This two-year degree program is research-focused, allowing students to produce an original 20,000-word thesis. Students may pursue both years of the MAIA in Bologna or one year at another participating European university as part of a cooperative degree program. It does not require a concentration and allows students to submit a thesis in lieu of two of the 16 non-language courses normally required for the MA Applicants put forward a research proposal which, if accepted, becomes the subject of an MAIA thesis in the second year. A World of Resources The Students Dual degree programs with University of Bologna in Italy, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in Austria, Sciences Po Lille in France, or University of Leiden in the Netherlands are offered under this program, enabling students to experience the diverse academic environments. With access to archives and libraries across Europe, MAIA students benefit from a wealth of international resources for their research. The Faculty Courses at SAIS Europe emphasize economics, political science, history and foreign language proficiency, providing a cross-disciplinary approach. Core faculty and adjunct professors from major European institutions combine personal advising with a broad choice of curriculum. MAIA students select a course of study that complements their research focus. Recent Speakers Mario Draghi Romano Prodi Kenneth Waltz Tariq Ramadan Broaden Your Experience in Bologna, Italy Home to the oldest university in Europe, Bologna’s long tradition of education, cultural heritage and political vitality makes it an attractive location for the school's European campus. On the cusp of its... [-]

MA in International Affairs

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 France Paris + 1 more

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 professional life. [+]

MA in International AffairsThe 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 professional life.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 A global network to launch a career in the NGO sector or with an international institution, national government, or multinational corporation ... [-]

MA in Diplomacy and International Relations

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 weeks January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations is a unique programme that blends theory and practice in the areas international relations theory, diplomacy, International Political economy, Foreign policy analysis and formulation, global conflicts and gender issues in international Relations. [+]

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations is a unique programme that blends theory and practice in the areas international relations theory, diplomacy, International Political economy, Foreign policy analysis and formulation, global conflicts and gender issues in international Relations. The programme rigorously prepares those seeking to enter into academic and research careers as well as those interested advancing their professional competencies as diplomats, foreign policy experts, international governmental organizations, and international civil society and interest groups. Thus the programme aims at producing postgraduates grounded in theories and debates on international affairs; knowledge about international policy issues, global processes and actors. Our graduates are capable of critical analysis of contemporary international policy issues and with practical skills for policy formulation, analysis and advocacy, diplomatic negotiation, mediation, and diplomatic communication. Career Options International Relations graduates are equipped with competencies to work in a wide range fields: Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic missions International Orgainsations Regional Organisation Non-government Organisations Banking and Finance Public Administration Policy Institutions Security and Intelligence Research and Consultancy Academia Media and Journalism International Business and Trade Conflict Mediation and Negotiation Defence Human Rights Originations The School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies The School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies was established in late 2015 to steer the implementation of academic programmes in the areas of security, diplomacy and peace. This follows the abolishment of the Institute of Peace and Security Studies which had been coordinating studies in the areas of peace and security from 2010 to 2015.... [-]

Master of Arts in US Foreign Affairs

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Georgia Tbilisi

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 program will provide conceptual, theoretical, and historical components appropriate for students to do theoretical research in American Foreign Affairs. [+]

MA Degrees in International Affairs. 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. Language of Instruction: English Programme Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS) Awarded Qualification: Master of American Studies Tuition fee for Georgian citizens: 3540 GEL Tuition fee for international students: 3000 USD Programme Advantages Our conceptual framework will allow students to utilize relevant theories effectively and our placement of the contemporary debates in their historical context. 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 program will provide conceptual, theoretical, and historical components appropriate for students to do theoretical research in American Foreign Affairs. Students exchange According to Agreements with IBSU partner universities students have an opportunity to participate in various international exchange programs. Career Opportunities Involvement in the diplomatic activity at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or at the International Relations or... [-]

M.P.A./M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations (Dual Degree)

Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Full time September 2017 USA South Orange

The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Diplomacy offer a dual degree program that combines the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations with the Master of Public Administration. The dual degree equips professionals to respond to the challenges of public sector administration in a global environment. [+]

The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Diplomacy offer a dual degree program that combines the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations with the Master of Public Administration. The dual degree equips professionals to respond to the challenges of public sector administration in a global environment. The joint program can be completed in 60 credits, instead of the 84 credits required to complete the two programs separately. Curriculum Diplomacy and International Relations Component (21 credits) DIPL 6000 - International Relations Theory DIPL 6001 or DIPL 6180 - Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism or Comparative Foreign Policy DIPL 6002 or DIPL 6005 - International Organizations or Public International Law DIPL 6105 or DIPL 6155 - International Political Economy or Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations DIPL XXXX - Electives (9 credits) M.P.A. Component (30 credits) M.P.A. Core Courses (15 credits) PSMA 6001 - Environment of Public Service Management PSMA 6004 - Economic Environment of Public Service Management PSMA 6005 - Financial Management and Control PSMA 6009 - Managerial Decision Making PSMA 6010 - Managing Human Resources in Public Choose one Concentration (12 credits) Public Service: Leadership, Governance & Policy Management of Nonprofit Organizations Health Policy and Management M.P.A. Electives (3 credits) Research and Capstone Courses (9 credits) DIPL 6310 or PSMA 6002 - Research Methods DIPL 6311 or PSMA 7993 or PSMA 7992 - Research Seminar/Practicum DIPL 7111 or PSMA 7991 - Internship/Field Placement Admission Students apply independently... [-]

MA in Diplomacy and Global Governance

Vesalius College
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Belgium Brussels

This unique one-year Master’s programme provides students and professionals with comprehensive knowledge and policy-oriented skills at the intersection of diplomacy and global governance. [+]

MA Degrees in International Affairs. MA in Diplomacy and Global Governance A one-year intensive MA Programme This unique one-year Master’s programme provides students and professionals with comprehensive knowledge and policy-oriented skills at the intersection of diplomacy and global governance. Both diplomacy and global governance are important institutions of the international order; but they are also the institutions undergoing permanent processes of change in the modern and at times turbulent world. No institution has undergone greater change in both our theoretical understanding of it and the nature of its day-to-day practice in the last several decades than diplomacy. No process has become more important than our ability, or often lack of it, to engage on transnational policy making by international collective action problem solving while at the same time becoming so highly contested and politicized. We face a permanent challenge to govern ourselves beyond the territory of the nation state, and hence face the importance of understanding the expectations and limits of global governance and diplomatic skills. The degree is designed and taught by a network of leading international academics from top universities and think tanks as well as senior policy-makersfrom international organisations, and provides both theoretical foundations and practical skill-sets for students interested in international careers in diplomacy, government, international organizations, think tanks and NGOs. With its strong links to the policy-making world and university/think tank partners in Brussels, wider Europe, US and Asia, the programme can offer students a truly global exchange between theory and practice. By deliberately bringing... [-]