Online or In-Classroom Formats Available
The certificate is available as a fully online or in-classroom certificate.
The Masters in International Affairs program offers a unique opportunity to remain an active learner while working full time. Access to faculty and a professional, driven, student population all contribute to the success of the program.
MA, International Affairs
Breathtaking changes in political, economic and social relations have taken place over the past several centuries. Living and working in a rapidly changing global environment presents great opportunities to advance the human condition, promote growth and development, create political liberties, recast bargains between governments and their societies, transform social welfare, and advance the boundaries of knowledge and scientific exploration.
Yet, the same context presents great risks as people fear loss of identity, worry about economic subordination and loss to those beyond their borders, encounter environmental degradation, and confront potential decline in personal and social autonomy. Our heightened economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental interdependence generate serious challenges in areas such as social justice, health, security, development, human rights, social welfare, inequality, diversity, and technology. The challenges create the possibility of conflict, but also for cooperation and compromise.
The Master of Arts in International Affairs offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding global issues. The program draws on teaching and expertise from Washington University faculty and experienced practitioners in the St. Louis region, and it provides knowledge and skills for understanding and working with some of the most difficult international and cross-cultural problems that states, societies, and communities face. You have the opportunity to tailor your studies to explore topics such as global politics, global economics, development, international security and conflict, international business, human rights, the role of gender, the environment and sustainability, and issues of regional importance.
Whether you are studying full-time or part-time, a range of on-campus and online courses make it possible for you to shape your degree according to your interests and schedules.
Advanced Certificate Option
University College also offers a graduate-level Advanced Certificate in International Affairs that offers options to take some or all courses online. Learn more about our International Affairs Advanced Certificate.
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|Program Coordinator: Andrew Sobel|
Director of Advising and Student Services: Elizabeth Fogt, (314) 935-6778
Administrative Assistant for Academic Programs: Holly Schroeder, (314) 935-6759
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