A central component of the master's degree in Global Affairs is the 12-credit (4 courses) multidisciplinary specialization. Courses for the specializations are selected from the academic offerings of the entire university. Students pursue a specialization in one of the areas listed on the left that are most relevant to their interest in that particular thematic area.

Specialization Declaration

All students must declare their specialization before enrolling in a specialization course, via the GLOA MA Declaration Specialization form. The form should be submitted to globalma@gmu.edu.

Fall 2024 Specialization Course List 

  • Last Day to Add: September 3 
  • Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund: September 9 

Summer 2024 Specialization Course List

  • Last Day to Add: May 20
  • Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund: May 28