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8 Master of Art Programs in International Studies

A Master of Arts is a graduate degree offered by a variety of colleges and universities. Students can study almost any topic, but universities may reserve this degree for areas of study in the humanities, social sciences or arts. What is an MA in International Studies? It is a graduate-level program focused on the changes affecting the global community. Courses may look at issues such as ethnic vi… Read more

A Master of Arts is a graduate degree offered by a variety of colleges and universities. Students can study almost any topic, but universities may reserve this degree for areas of study in the humanities, social sciences or arts.

What is an MA in International Studies? It is a graduate-level program focused on the changes affecting the global community. Courses may look at issues such as ethnic violence, business connectivity or global economics. The exact courses available vary from one school to the next. However, students may find courses similar to methodology for human rights, comparative politics, political theory, international politics, political economy of globalization, revolutions, challenges of democratization, the art of forecasting and fundraising in nonprofits.

Students often choose to take international studies because of its diversity. Participants leave the program with competitive skills, including data analyzation, communication and creative problem-solving. These skills can prove useful in almost any career field and even in a person’s private life.

The cost of an MA in International Studies is variable. It can depend on the school, the duration of the program and the mode of classes.

A Master of Arts in International Studies can lead to a variety of career opportunities. Students may find themselves working in academia, diplomacy or policy after graduation. The diversity of this education makes it a great choice for scholars who want to continue on to a PhD. Because an MA in International Studies has such a broad career track available, it is hard to pinpoint exactly what a graduate may do. However, some possibilities include professor, international liaison, diplomat, human resource officer, museum curator, executive director, project manager, researcher and journalist.

An MA in International Studies may be available anywhere in the world. Not only do a lot of universities offer this field of study, but there are plenty of online courses. To apply or find out more, 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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University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA

USF’s Master of Arts in International Studies is a two-year program, which provides students with in-depth, interdisciplinary knowledge of the issues and challenges that face ... +

USF’s Master of Arts in International Studies is a two-year program, which provides students with in-depth, interdisciplinary knowledge of the issues and challenges that face the global community. Our curriculum focuses on the development and the environment, political and economic aspects of globalization, human rights, peace and conflict resolution, and international law and organizations. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The MA History program Global History and International Studies focuses on how the circulation of people, goods, and ideas across the globe developed over time and shaped the ... +

The MA History program Global History and International Studies focuses on how the circulation of people, goods, and ideas across the globe developed over time and shaped the world as we know it today. Courses deal with a range of subjects, from the “Great Divergence” between industrial development in China and Europe to unfree labor in a global perspective, the circulation of racial theories, and global migrations. In specialized courses, you learn from our experts about the most recent trends. The choice of subject for your master’s thesis is free. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
DePaul University Department of International Studies
Chicago, USA

Earn your master’s in International Studies and develop a worldly perspective with a lens on global inequality. This academically rigorous, thesis-driven program, grounded in ... +

Earn your master’s in International Studies and develop a worldly perspective with a lens on global inequality. This academically rigorous, thesis-driven program, grounded in critical theory, uniquely focuses on themes of power and global systems. We're dedicated to building a community of scholars and researchers who demonstrate a commitment to questioning power and politics in a way that bridges theory and practice. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)
Ifran, Morocco

The Master of Arts in International Studies & Diplomacy ( MAISD) program provides students with a strong theoretical background and the analytical skills essential to gain ... +

The Master of Arts in International Studies & Diplomacy ( MAISD) program provides students with a strong theoretical background and the analytical skills essential to gaining an understanding of international issues and events. The program draws upon the expertise of Al Akhawayn University faculty from different disciplines and professionals from the field. Students of the MAISD have the opportunity to interact with students and faculty members from many countries. MAISD students will be able to participate in international conferences held on campus and benefit from guest lectures by many renowned experts in international affairs and diplomatic relations. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
European College for Liberal Studies
Barcelona, Spain +5 More

MA - Master of Arts in Global Studies (60 credits)

MA - Master of Arts in Global Studies (60 credits) -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 12 months
English
Campus
 
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Denver, USA

The MA in International Studies combines an interdisciplinary core with an in-depth study of a disciplinary field and a substantive concentration. In addition to their topical ... +

The MA in International Studies combines an interdisciplinary core with an in-depth study of a disciplinary field and a substantive concentration. In addition to their topical studies, students obtain a broad exposure to the intellectual fields of international studies and the theoretical traditions scholars have used to study our complex world. Students interested in pursuing careers in diplomacy or other parts of the public sector, the private sector, or the nonprofit world often favor this degree. In addition, the degree works well for those students who wish to pursue a Ph.D., whether for an academic or other career track. The MA in International Studies is our most flexible degree, with myriad opportunities to tailor a program to fit special needs, interests and professional goals. Graduates work in public, private and nonprofit sectors, working in the United States and abroad in careers with organizations such as the Department of State, Department of Energy, United States Agency for International Development, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, Red Cross and Human Rights Watch. -
MA
2 years
English
Campus
 
Gallaudet University
Washington, USA

The IDMA hosts and co-hosts a number of Deaf-led and -centered events, and other activities related to language rights and people with disabilities -- such as this panel on De ... +

The IDMA hosts and co-hosts a number of Deaf-led and -centered events, and other activities related to language rights and people with disabilities -- such as this panel on Deaf Leadership in International Development (featuring 6 presenters from 5 organizations, including USAID, CBM International, World Learning, Gallaudet University's RSIA joined IDMA on February 17, 2017). Stay tuned for our upcoming events! -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 
Truett-McConnell University
Cleveland, USA

The Master of Arts in Global Studies will offer our students the simple basics that will equip them for a lifetime of learning and ministry and, more pragmatically, for their ... +

The Master of Arts in Global Studies will offer our students the simple basics that will equip them for a lifetime of learning and ministry and, more pragmatically, for their time on the mission field. Upon completion of this program, their bag of tools will have the essentials to guide them in rightly dealing with the word of God and developing a solid theological foundation, in addition to having the missiological fundamentals that will enable them to partake in God’s mission of making one people out of all peoples. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Campus