Joint Degrees and Exchange Programs

Joint Degrees

Students wishing to pursue a joint degree must satisfy the requirements for both programs. DGA has partnered with the Rutgers Business School (RBS), the Rutgers School of Law and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy to offer a joint Ph.D. in International Business and Global Affairs, a joint M.S./J.D. or Ph.D/J.D. in Global Affairs and Law and a joint M.S./M.P.P in Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Joint degree students must satisfy requirements for DGA, as well as the ones of the Rutgers Business School, the Rutgers School of Law or the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Students wishing to enroll in a joint-degree program must apply and be accepted to both programs. Once enrolled joint-degree students must complete requirements for both degrees. DGA will only accept courses with a global or international component. Also, please note that the Rutgers School of Law will only accept law school courses to fulfill their requirements. Please see the DGA Deputy Director for further information.

"Rutgers University – Division of Global Affairs furthered my breadth of knowledge, comprehension of global issues, and analytical problem-solving skills that are required to be a professional leader in the era of globalization. The Masters of Science program exposed me to rich and nuanced ways of understanding from across disciplines. My global governance focus complemented my law studies by bringing the black letter law of international relations into focus through case studies and classes involving the various legal apparatuses used to form the social architecture of nations.

As a direct result of my master’s degree studies, I was able to sharpen my legal prowess in the world of military law with the United States Army JAG Corps. Further, the Masters’ program gave me the knowledge base to successfully pass the Foreign Service Officers Test (FSOT) as well as a selection into the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) e-Internship where I will provide needed research on issues of diplomacy.

The joint JD/MS in Global Affairs is a program that is an absolute must for the future lawyers of the 21st century. Not only do I feel practice ready on day one, but I feel comfortable solving international relations issues, international law problems, and domestic challenges alike. My employers will rest assured that the Rutgers Graduate School – Division of Global Affairs sharpened the skills needed in the era of ever-increasing global connectedness."

-William E. Bailey


Exchange Programs

DGA students have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs with universities around the world. Exchange programs are beneficial to our students in a variety of ways and students are encouraged to participate. For students coming from one of our partner universities, you will find that not only does DGA offer you an exceptional educational experience but also introduces you to cultural diversity. In recent years, DGA has established three specific exchange programs with the following universities:

Aalborg University, Denmark

University of Oslo, Norway

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