Specializations

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 latest by the time they have completed 12 credits (overall) in the MA program. The form should be submitted to globalma@gmu.edu.

Summer 2020 Course List

Registration for graduate students begins April 15, 2020.

Go to Patriot Web to verify your registration time and to ensure you have a record free of holds preventing registration. You can find a tutorial on how to find your registration time ticket in Patriot Web here. For help on how to register, see the registration guide.

Fall 2020 Course List

Registration for graduate students begins April 28, 2020. 

Go to Patriot Web to verify your registration time and to ensure you have a record free of holds preventing registration. You can find a tutorial on how to find your registration time ticket in Patriot Web here. For help on how to register, see the registration guide.

Archived Specialization Course Lists

Spring 2020 Course List

Fall 2019 Course List

Summer 2019 Course List

Spring 2019 Course List

Fall 2018 Course List

Summer 2018 Course List

Spring 2018 Course List

Fall 2017 Course List 

Summer 2017 Course List

Spring 2017 Course List

Fall 2016 Course List

Summer 2016 Course List

Spring 2016 Course List