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10 MScs in International Affairs

The Master of Science is an internationally acknowledged academic achievement bestowed upon those who effectively complete a predetermined set of coursework in a particular science-related field. Most master’s degree programs build upon the knowledge learned in a similar bachelor’s degree program.

Just what is an MSc in International Affairs? Students in these programs review a broad array of topics related to international commerce, government, health policy and global economics, among others. While some variation in curriculum from program to program is to be expected, students should expect a comprehensive overview of topics of concern to world leaders of business, banking, education and foreign service. Additional attention is frequently given to cross-cultural considerations and how they affect global commerce and diplomacy.

Graduates of Master of Science in International Affairs programs are generally prepared for a broad range of upper-level positions within the global marketplace. Master’s degree recipients often find that they have more career opportunities than those with lesser academic degrees, and they are also often able to secure higher salaries than those without degrees or those with bachelor’s degrees.

Master of Science programs vary in terms of tuition costs based on factors such as the duration of the program, the geographic region through which it is taken and the overall prestige of the degree program itself.

International affairs master’s degree holders assume an array of lucrative positions all over the world. Many go on to work as ambassadors, diplomats or Foreign Service officers, while some find work in government agencies or intelligence organizations around the globe. Others yet use the master’s degree to teach in higher education, while some graduates choose to use it as a steppingstone toward securing a doctorate.

Students interested in establishing a rewarding and profitable career in international affairs are encouraged to review the opportunities available worldwide through our broad directory. 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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10 Results in International Affairs

EUCLID (Euclid University)

The only Master's degree program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents, coun ... [+]

OVERVIEW:

EUCLID, an international intergovernmental institution with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public it is flagship program which is an online master of diplomacy and international affairs (MDIA). It is the only Master's degree program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents (photo below graduation of PM Guyana to UN diplomat, in the sideline of UNA-NY event with Ambassador J. Avila and USG R. ven Puyenbroeck). The EUCLID MDIA is an advanced program delivered by a treaty-based and treaty-practicing institution, and as stated by the United Nations in a rare instance of explicit confirmation, "the UN Secretariat recognize Euclide- Pole Universitaire Euclide and the other four UN institutions ... as being accredited" and therefore unable to pursue UN careers.... [-]

USA Washington Gambia Gambia Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 months
Online
Linnaeus University

The Master in International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year full-time programme with a curriculum that develops international affairs professionals with interest in contempor ... [+]

The Master in International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year full-time programme with a curriculum that develops international affairs professionals with interest in contemporary international changes and challenges. The main objective of the programme is to prepare graduates to pursue careers in international organizations, businesses, transnational civil society organizations or within diplomacy.

Programme courses are led by highly merited instructors with research and teaching interests in international and European affairs, international state and human security, international corruption and political economy, foreign policy analysis, human rights and sustainable development and diplomacy among democracies and dictatorships.... [-]

Sweden Växjö
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

This Master's programme in European Affairs offers a unique combination of courses, covering such topics as European governance and negotiations, EU law, and Europe in gl ... [+]

We offer a unique combination of courses, covering such topics as European governance and negotiations, EU law, and Europe in global affairs.

You will become part of a dynamic and international student group taught by highly-trained teachers who also are active researchers in their own fields of expertise. The teachers use modern teaching strategies and assessment techniques and many have experience of working with European integration issues as practitioners.

Theory and practice

In addition to getting a thorough theoretical and empirical understanding of these topics, we offer you to bridge theory to practice by taking the opportunity to do a 20 week internship course at an organisation of your choice. Students currently enrolled in the programme have internships at the EU institutions, national governments, and non-governmental organisations working in the EU system.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
TU Wien - Continuing Education Center

This postgraduate MSc Program is the result of the cooperation between the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the TU Wien. Over the last few years, the importance of enviro ... [+]

Master of Science in Environmental Technology and International Affairs (MSc)

This postgraduate MSc Program is the result of the cooperation between the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the TU Wien. Over the last few years, the importance of environmental issues and discussions has been increased on a local, regional and global level. This puts new and increased demands on people being confronted with the political, juridical, technical as well as economic side of environmental questions.

The Master Program offers a solid base and enables graduates to deal with challenges in this field. Environmental issues have also become increasingly important and prominent in the field of project management. Also representatives of ministries and international organizations and NGO'S have to deal more and more with environmental questions. This MSc Program is designed to prepare graduates to deal with international issues.... [-]

Austria Vienna
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Full-time
4 semesters
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
Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel

An evening programme about the EU on the doorstep of its main institutions. That’s in a nutshell how we could describe the MSc in European Integration, a 60 ECTS Advanced ... [+]

The EuroMaster is an interdisciplinary programme taught in English geared towards an international range of young and mid-level professionals as well as advanced students from across the political sciences. It provides students with advanced academic training across a wide range of EU policies and concepts in order to gain a thorough understanding of the process of European integration in both its economic and political dimensions.

The Programme operates as a “Master after Master”, requiring students to have strong and consistent marks across a minimum of 4 years of study.

What can I study?

The EuroMaster offers a common core of 4 courses (21 ECTS) on the essential features of European Integration:... [-]

Belgium Brussels
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skil ... [+]

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Conflict is an everyday reality in our organizations, communities, and around the world. We believe that conflicts, if well managed or transformed, can provide an opportunity for positive change.

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to transform conflict dynamics. This program combines conflict management with conflict resolution. This means you will learn skills to understand and address individual and organizational situations as well as the system-level conflict in a variety of cultural contexts. In the MS-CMR, you will learn how to best manage conflicts - by refocusing energy and changing perspectives - and gain skills to successfully resolve conflicts, through mediation, negotiation, facilitation and dialogue processes.... [-]

USA San Diego
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Campus
Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Seton Hall's Online Executive Master of Science in International Affairs program is designed for professionals who seek to develop additional skills or credentials to mov ... [+]

Seton Hall's Online Executive Master of Science in International Affairs program is designed for professionals who seek to develop additional skills or credentials to move ahead in their careers, but cannot attend a traditional Executive Master of Science campus program in order to do so. Through a series of ten courses, students will build upon their knowledge and skills in policy analysis, negotiation and conflict management, and professional writing, while developing a functional and/or regional specialty.

Online Diplomacy students benefit from access to the University Library's vast collection of online publications, including news sources such as the Financial Times, Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and international newspapers. The Library also provides access to Foreign Policy and World Politics Review, among a suite of databases, Top 50 Diplomacy Journals, e-book titles, and reference resources. In addition, the Seton Hall Library is recognized as an official UN depository library, which offers students access to a wide range of United Nations documents and reports.... [-]

USA South Orange
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online
Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Designed with the mid-career professional in mind, the School of Diplomacy's Executive M.S. in International Affairs offers the training needed to develop additional skil ... [+]

Designed with the mid-career professional in mind, the School of Diplomacy's Executive M.S. in International Affairs offers the training needed to develop additional skills in diplomacy and international relations within a reduced course sequence. The program builds on students' demonstrated knowledge of international affairs and prior relevant work experience. It provides a unique level of flexibility for global-minded professionals looking to advance their careers, including military officers, international business specialists, returned Peace Corps volunteers, foreign diplomats and more.

M.S. students benefit from one-on-one career advising through our dedicated Office of Professional Services, a myriad of networking opportunities with visiting world leaders, and a close-knit alumni community.... [-]

USA South Orange
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
Nova Southeastern University

The 36 credit M.S. in National Security Affairs and International Relations is designed to provide students with theoretical, research, and applied skills in the emerging ... [+]

Overview

The 36 credit M.S. in National Security Affairs and International Relations is designed to provide students with a core understanding of critical issues informing the field of national security today, including the assessment and analysis of the threat of terrorism in the U.S. and beyond, and the analysis of intelligence collection. Students will also develop a deep understanding of the international context in which U.S. national security issues are shaped.

National Security Affairs is one of the fastest growing professions with positions open in the public sector in the federal, state and local governments and in the private sector. This program is designed both for professionals and those aspiring for careers in the field, as well as for students with a strong academic interest in security affairs and international relations.... [-]

USA Fort Lauderdale
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Full-time
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined