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2022 Charting a Career Path in Global Affairs

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Graduate degree and certificate programs prepare students for a fulfilling international career.

More than ever, graduate schools are designing degree programs that emphasize experiential learning. This approach has been shown to fast-track skill development and effectively bridge the gap between theoretical teachings in the classroom and real-world applications.

Key to the success of these programs is their ability to accommodate the needs of a diverse student body that includes domestic and international students who are a mix of mid-career professionals and those coming directly from undergraduate studies. Class schedules often provide night and weekend options, as well as in person, online, and hybrid formats.

Distance does not limit opportunities for hands-on learning. The schools featured in this FP Guide assign students such things as fieldwork projects, consulting for partner organizations, and the completion of professionally produced reports.

Schools’ thoughtful approach to program design also includes hand-selecting distinguished faculty to guide student development and creating a strong, supportive alumni network. Such well-connected individuals play a critical role in expanding students’ real-world exposure and extending networking opportunities for post-graduation employment.

All of the aforementioned elements are important for prospective students to take into account when deciding which program is right for them.

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies ‘Tooling Up’ for Today’s Jobs in International Economics and Finance

George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government New Certificate Offers a Practical Pathway to Global Policy Work

University of Notre Dame, Keough School of Global Affairs At the Integration Lab, Practical Experience Is a Must

University of Miami, Master of Arts in International Administration Security Management Credentials Equip Students to Manage Today’s Threats

School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University Executive MS Program Offers Accelerated Degree for Mid-Career Professionals

Texas A&M University, The Bush School of Government & Public Service Understanding Conflict and Development in Local and Global Politics

Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas New Skill-Building Certificates Address Emerging Public Service Demands

Florida International University, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs In International Miami, Graduates Are Heavily Recruited to Serve, Lead

Princeton University, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are Central to Public Service

Tufts University, The Fletcher School One-Year Hybrid Program Offers Leadership Opportunities for Seasoned Executives


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