• Summer 2016: DGA Go Global

    Summer 2016: DGA Go Global

    Global Affairs students embark on summer research around the world. From Beijing, to Buenos Aires, to Prague read about our students global engagement projects for Summer 2016 and follow along on social media with #DGAGoGlobal

  • Congratulations 2016 Graduates

    Congratulations 2016 Graduates

    The Division of Global Affairs is proud to award seven Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Global Affairs and also pleased to award 13 Master of Science degrees. Congratulations to our graduating class of 2016!

  • United Nations: Women, Peace and Security

    United Nations: Women, Peace and Security

    On Friday April 29th, 2016 the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights hosted a special briefing on Women, Peace and Security at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Read More.

  • Global Affairs Students USAID Fellows

    Global Affairs Students USAID Fellows

    Three graduate students of the Division of Global Affairs have been selected as Research and Innovation Fellows through The Global Development Lab of USAID. Read more.

  • Testimony at Cambodian Genocide Trials

    Testimony at Cambodian Genocide Trials

    In an historical moment UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention Dr. Alexander Hinton Gives Expert Testimony at Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Tribunal for the Cambodian Genocide. Read More.

About Us

About Us

Established over a decade ago, the Division of Global Affairs is an educational institution of the Graduate School of Rutgers University-Newark. The Division of Global Affairs offers both a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Global Affairs.  These graduate programs provide interdisciplinary training that prepares students to address the practical global challenges of the 21st century.

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The Division of Global Affairs partners with organizations and groups that focus on global issues, connecting our graduate students with opportunities to extend their professional and learning experiences through internships at international organizations, study abroad programs, and networking with global actors to produce joint-publications, conferences, and workshops.

Why Join the Global Affairs M.S. Program?

Why Join the Global Affairs M.S. Program?

The two-year Division of Global Affairs Master of Science program offers rigorous preparation for international and domestic policy careers. Through intellectual and practical training in fields such as security, ethics, development and environmental studies, students cultivate an interdisciplinary toolkit to advance their careers in the global job market. The M.S. program offers five concentrations: Conflict and Human Rights, Global Governance, Global Business and Economics, Global Policy, Human and Environmental Security. These concentrations allow students to develop a diverse portfolio of knowledge and experience.  For instance, the Global Policy Concentration bridges practical and theoretical skills for career development. The distinguished faculty offers a curriculum that integrates a multidisciplinary approach to pertinent global issues with skills training. The proximity to New York City and Washington, D.C. provides access to a wide variety of professional opportunities.

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The Division of Global Affairs Speaker Series  features lecturers from diverse fields of study.  Global Affairs Faculty Seminars are held by DGA faculty and are geared toward finding the global affairs niche within academia and developing the discipline, as well as ways to approach the institutionalization of the discipline of Global Affairs. The Global Affairs Policy Series  is focused on the implementation of policy in the discipline of Global Affairs, this series are led by Senior members of NGOs, IGOs, GOs and will center on current issues. Lectures and Interviews can be accessed here.





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