Global Studies and International Relations, MS

Globalization has created a world of new opportunities for those savvy enough to recognize them and acquire the new skill sets needed for success in international government, consulting, business and industry, nonprofit, and educational sectors.

This program is designed to prepare students for internationally focused positions that range from traditional practitioners of diplomacy, to development workers, to executives employed in the dynamic world of international consultancy, trade, and industry. With courses enriched by classmates from every continent, students are active learners in a collaborative, cross-cultural setting from their very first course.

The core curriculum ensures all students have a solid grounding in foundational courses such as international politics, economics, security, and diplomacy. Students then select from a broad-based menu of concentrations, allowing them to develop specialties. The program culminates in a capstone experience in which students elect to write a thesis, engage in a case study, or undertake short-term travel to conduct intensive field research.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

GST 6100Globalization and Global Politics and Economics4
GST 6101Global Literacy, Culture, and Community4
GST 6109Basic Field Research Methods4
GST 6320Peace and Conflict4

Elective Course

Complete one of the following:
GST 6501Regional Studies: East Asia4
GST 6502Regional Studies: Middle East4
GST 6503Regional Studies: Sub-Saharan Africa4
GST 6504Regional Studies: Europe4
GST 6505Regional Studies: Southwest and Central Asia4
GST 6506Regional Studies: Latin America4

Capstone Course

Complete one of the following:
GST 6920Case Study in Global Studies4
GST 7990Thesis1-8
INT 6900International Field Study Experience3

Electives

Complete 2–4 quarter hours from the following:
GST 6102Global Corporate and Social Responsibility4
GST 6200The Funders4
GST 6210The Developers4
GST 6220Globalization of Emerging Economies4
GST 6300Security and Terrorism4
GST 6310Immigration and Labor4
GST 6324Divided Societies in the Modern World4
GST 6326International Conflict and Cooperation4
GST 6327Conflict and Postconflict Development4
GST 6340Poverty and Wealth4
GST 6350Global Economics of Food and Agriculture4
GST 6360Nuclear Nonproliferation4
GST 6410Global Education in the Internet Age4
GST 6430Leadership and Management4
GST 6540Politics of the European Union4
GST 6550U.S. Foreign Policy4
GST 6580Opportunities in International Consulting4
GST 6590Public Diplomacy4
GST 6600The Practice of Diplomacy4
GST 6610Sustainable Development4
GST 6700Global Health Perspectives, Politics, and Experiences in International Development4
GST 6710Critical Issues and Challenges in the Practice of Global Health4
GST 6740Human Rights4
GST 6810International Higher Education4
GST 6820Managing Study Abroad4
GST 6830Managing International Students4
GST 6840The Business of International Education4
GST 6850Immigration and Legal Issues in International Higher Education4
GST 7983Topics1-4
COP 6940Personal and Career Development4
Enrollment into this course requires participation in the cooperative education program.
INT 6943Integrative Experiential Learning3

Concentrations

Complete one of the following five concentrations:

Concentration in Conflict Resolution
Complete five of the following:
GST 6324Divided Societies in the Modern World4
GST 6326International Conflict and Cooperation4
GST 6327Conflict and Postconflict Development4
GST 6300Security and Terrorism4
GST 6360Nuclear Nonproliferation4
GST 6740Human Rights4
One of five courses may be a global studies concentration course from the following:
Global Corporate and Social Responsibility
The Funders
The Developers
Globalization of Emerging Economies
Immigration and Labor
Poverty and Wealth
Global Economics of Food and Agriculture
Global Education in the Internet Age
Leadership and Management
Nuclear Nonproliferation
Regional Studies: East Asia
Regional Studies: Middle East
Regional Studies: Sub-Saharan Africa
Regional Studies: Europe
Regional Studies: Southwest and Central Asia
Regional Studies: Latin America
Politics of the European Union
U.S. Foreign Policy
Multilateral Diplomacy
Opportunities in International Consulting
Public Diplomacy
The Practice of Diplomacy
Sustainable Development
Global Health Perspectives, Politics, and Experiences in International Development
Critical Issues and Challenges in the Practice of Global Health
International Higher Education
Managing Study Abroad
Managing International Students
The Business of International Education
Immigration and Legal Issues in International Higher Education
Concentration in Development Global Health
Complete five of the following:
GST 6210The Developers4
GST 6340Poverty and Wealth4
GST 6350Global Economics of Food and Agriculture4
GST 6610Sustainable Development4
GST 6700Global Health Perspectives, Politics, and Experiences in International Development4
GST 6710Critical Issues and Challenges in the Practice of Global Health4
One of five courses may be a global studies concentration course from the following:
Global Corporate and Social Responsibility
The Funders
Globalization of Emerging Economies
Security and Terrorism
Immigration and Labor
Divided Societies in the Modern World
International Conflict and Cooperation
Conflict and Postconflict Development
Nuclear Nonproliferation
Global Education in the Internet Age
Leadership and Management
Regional Studies: East Asia
Regional Studies: Middle East
Regional Studies: Sub-Saharan Africa
Regional Studies: Europe
Regional Studies: Southwest and Central Asia
Regional Studies: Latin America
Politics of the European Union
U.S. Foreign Policy
Multilateral Diplomacy
Opportunities in International Consulting
Public Diplomacy
The Practice of Diplomacy
Human Rights
International Higher Education
Managing Study Abroad
Managing International Students
The Business of International Education
Immigration and Legal Issues in International Higher Education
Concentration in Diplomacy
Complete five of the following:
GST 6600The Practice of Diplomacy4
GST 6540Politics of the European Union4
GST 6550U.S. Foreign Policy4
GST 6560Multilateral Diplomacy4
GST 6590Public Diplomacy4
GST 6740Human Rights4
One of five courses may be a global studies concentration course from the following list:
Global Corporate and Social Responsibility
The Funders
The Developers
Globalization of Emerging Economies
Security and Terrorism
Immigration and Labor
Divided Societies in the Modern World
International Conflict and Cooperation
Conflict and Postconflict Development
Poverty and Wealth
Global Economics of Food and Agriculture
Nuclear Nonproliferation
Global Education in the Internet Age
Leadership and Management
Regional Studies: East Asia
Regional Studies: Middle East
Regional Studies: Sub-Saharan Africa
Regional Studies: Europe
Regional Studies: Southwest and Central Asia
Regional Studies: Latin America
Opportunities in International Consulting
Sustainable Development
Global Health Perspectives, Politics, and Experiences in International Development
Critical Issues and Challenges in the Practice of Global Health
International Higher Education
Managing Study Abroad
Managing International Students
The Business of International Education
Immigration and Legal Issues in International Higher Education
Concentration in International Economics and Consulting
Complete five of the following:
GST 6580Opportunities in International Consulting4
GST 6102Global Corporate and Social Responsibility4
GST 6200The Funders4
GST 6220Globalization of Emerging Economies4
GST 6310Immigration and Labor4
GST 6340Poverty and Wealth4
GST 6430Leadership and Management4
One of five courses may be a global studies concentration course from the following list:
The Developers
Security and Terrorism
Divided Societies in the Modern World
International Conflict and Cooperation
Conflict and Postconflict Development
Global Economics of Food and Agriculture
Nuclear Nonproliferation
Global Education in the Internet Age
Regional Studies: East Asia
Regional Studies: Middle East
Regional Studies: Sub-Saharan Africa
Regional Studies: Europe
Regional Studies: Southwest and Central Asia
Regional Studies: Latin America
Politics of the European Union
U.S. Foreign Policy
Multilateral Diplomacy
Public Diplomacy
The Practice of Diplomacy
Sustainable Development
Global Health Perspectives, Politics, and Experiences in International Development
Critical Issues and Challenges in the Practice of Global Health
Human Rights
International Higher Education
Managing Study Abroad
Managing International Students
The Business of International Education
Immigration and Legal Issues in International Higher Education
Concentration in Global Student Mobility
Complete five of the following:
GST 6810International Higher Education4
GST 6820Managing Study Abroad4
GST 6830Managing International Students4
GST 6840The Business of International Education4
GST 6850Immigration and Legal Issues in International Higher Education4
GST 6410Global Education in the Internet Age4
One of five courses may be a global studies concentration course from the following list:
Global Corporate and Social Responsibility
The Funders
The Developers
Globalization of Emerging Economies
Security and Terrorism
Immigration and Labor
Divided Societies in the Modern World
International Conflict and Cooperation
Conflict and Postconflict Development
Poverty and Wealth
Global Economics of Food and Agriculture
Nuclear Nonproliferation
Leadership and Management
Regional Studies: East Asia
Regional Studies: Middle East
Regional Studies: Sub-Saharan Africa
Regional Studies: Europe
Regional Studies: Southwest and Central Asia
Regional Studies: Latin America
Politics of the European Union
U.S. Foreign Policy
Multilateral Diplomacy
Opportunities in International Consulting
Public Diplomacy
The Practice of Diplomacy
Sustainable Development
Global Health Perspectives, Politics, and Experiences in International Development
Critical Issues and Challenges in the Practice of Global Health
Human Rights

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

46 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required