MA Curriculum

Core Courses (18 credits)

Within the 18-credit core curriculum, students explore the nature of globalization, interdisciplinary research methodology, principles of economic development and trade relations, and the human dimensions of global systems.

Required core courses include:

Capstone Requirement: Students complete the degree by pursuing significant capstone research that synthesizes knowledge from core and specialization courses. This course is to be taken in the last semester. 

The enrollment for all core GLOA courses is controlled. You will need to email the Graduate Program Coordinator at

Specialization (12 credits)

Selecting from the exceptional academic offerings of the entire university, students create a four-course specialization in one of the following areas:

Total credits: 30