Global Affairs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Study Plans

The master's degree in Global Affairs is designed to accommodate working professionals. Students may enroll in full-time status (9 credits, or 3 academic courses per semester) or part-time status (8 credits or less per semester). Students may also change their full or part-time enrollment status from one semester to the next.

The study plans below are intended to provide potential routes for completing the degree within the student's ideal timeframe. Note that the specialization courses would be selected by the student.

Study Plan: Three Academic Semesters

This plan assumes a catalog year of 2015-2016 or later, fall admission, and full-time status. Students admitted for the spring may adjust the semesters as necessary. 

First Semester (9 credits)

  • GLOA 600 - Global Competencies
  • GLOA 605 - Interdisciplinary Research Methods
  • GLOA 610 - Economic Globalization and Development

Second Semester (9 credits)

  • GLOA 620 - Human Systems
  • Specialization course #1
  • Specialization course #2

Summer Semester (3 credits)

  • GLOA 710 - Seminar Abroad (3 credits)

Third Semester (9 credits)

  • Specialization course #3
  • Specialization course #4
  • GLOA 720 - Capstone Seminar

Study Plan: Four Academic Semesters

This plan assumes a catalog year of 2015-2016 or later, fall admission, and part-time status. Students admitted for the spring may adjust the semesters as necessary. 

First Semester (6 credits)

  • GLOA 600 - Global Competencies
  • GLOA 605 - Interdisciplinary Research Methods

Second Semester (6 credits)

  • GLOA 610 - Economic Globalization and Development
  • GLOA 620 - Human Systems

Summer Semester (6 credits)

  • GLOA 710 - Seminar Abroad
  • Specialization course #1

Third Semester (6 credits)

  • Specialization course #2
  • Specialization course #3

Fourth Semester (6 credits)

  • Specialization course #4
  • GLOA 720 - Capstone Seminar
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