- Annual Enrollment:
- 50 (20-25 per incoming class)
- % International:
- 20% international
- Degrees Offered:
- Master of Arts in Global Affairs: Concentrations in International Security, International Political Economy, International Political Development
- Average Work Experience:
- 4.45 years
- Average Age:
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Rice University’s Master of Global Affairs is a two-year Master of Arts degree co-sponsored by the James A. Baker, III Institute for Public Policy and the School of Social Sciences. Students complete rigorous coursework that compels high standards of scholarship and offers training for careers in government, the private sector and international organizations thus producing graduates with a broad global perspective requisite of leaders for the next century.
The first year curriculum offers rigorous theoretical and methodological training to provide students a firm grounding in modern scientific approaches to global affairs. It includes required courses in complex global systems, international conflict, domestic institutions, micro and macroeconomics, and research methods. In the second year, students select a topic of concentration and pursue in-depth course work on this topic (among three areas: international political economy, international security, regional cultural, economic and political development). This concentrated course work is combined with a capstone workshop which delves into the real-world, policy aspects of the topic.
With most courses scheduled in the evening, the Master of Global Affairs offers students flexibility to pursue actionable learning through full-time employment, with access to the field’s leading faculty and policymakers in the classroom. Our location in the heart of Houston, Texas provides the perfect setting for students to engage with global energy companies, Fortune 500 organizations, local and Federal government entities, and international nonprofits.
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