Global Affairs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences


BA in Global Affairs

All students have opportunities for research, global engagement, public service, and career preparation.

  • If you are a highly motivated student, apply to the honors program, where you conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.  Read more >>
  • Consider the accelerated master's program.
  • Apply to be a Global Politics Fellow. 
  • Study abroad with Mason Study Abroad program.
  • Develop valuable job skills by interning at places such as:
    • U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Congress
    • CIA or FBI
    • Foreign embassies in D.C. or U.S. embassies abroad
    • Amnesty International
Arwa Ahmed

Arwa Ahmed, 2017

Preparing for the Peace Corps while earning her B.A. in Global Affairs

As one of only three dozen schools to offer the program nationwide, Mason’s Peace Corps Prep prepares “qualified undergraduates for volunteer service and careers in international development after graduation.”

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Amy Busey

Amy Busey

Interning with the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training at the Foreign Services Institute

Amy was an intern with the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) at the Foreign Services Institute (FSI). There she writes pieces for the web page and conducts research.

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Desmond Jordan

Desmond Jordan, 2017

Capturing history at the nation's most secure household.

Jordan interned at the White House Historical Association where he wrote about, photographed, and promoted the events and activities that took place at The White House.

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Hannah Matangos

Hannah Matangos

Gaining experience as a museum curator

Hannah interned at the Galleria d’Arte Mentana in Florence Italy where she helped research and select young contemporary artists for an exhibition and assisted with general gallery maintenance.

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