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.
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.
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.
Globalization has created a need for career-minded students and professionals to better understand an increasingly interconnected and dynamic world. The Division of Global Affairs assists students in acquiring the necessary skills to build their careers in a competitive global job market. As part of our graduate programs, our students are encouraged to take internships and fellowships that strengthen professional experience. Global Affairs graduate students advance careers in academia, the non-profit, public, and private sectors.