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 exceptional academic offerings of the entire university, and must be from at least two academic disciplines (courses need at least two different prefixes - this does NOT mean enrolling in courses outside your declared specialization). 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, via the GLOA MA Declaration Specialization form at the latest by the time they have completed 12 credits (overall) in the MA program. The form should be submitted to the Graduate Program Coordinator at globalma@gmu.edu.

Fall 2020 Course List