- 80 (40 new students entering annually)
- % International:
- 50+ %
- Work Experience (in years):
- 2-4 (average)
- Employment sectors:
- Government; NGO and Civil Society Organizations; Private Sector
- Degrees offered
- Master of Global Affairs with three concentrations: International Peace Studies, Sustainable Development, or Global Affairs with options to specialize in areas such as economic development, human rights, international law, global religion, or regional or national culture or history.
- All qualified applicants are eligible for a full tuition scholarship and stipend for living expenses
The University of Notre Dame’s new Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs offers a Master of Global Affairs degree to prepare highly skilled and effective leaders and agents of change in governments; nongovernmental and civil society organizations; and the private sector.
Students from around the world engage in wide-ranging intellectual exploration and skills training combined with deep specialization and integrated efforts to address global challenges.
A multidisciplinary faculty of scholars, practitioners, and policy experts teaches, advises and mentors students over two years of study, field work, and professional development. The program features small, diverse, engaged classes and all the resources of a major research university with global connections.
The Master of Global Affairs curriculum places special attention on the practical skills students need for careers of impact and influence, including analytical skills, organizational leadership, project management, mediation and negotiation, advocacy and coalition-building, conflict analysis and transformation, policy formulation and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and strategic peacebuilding and reflective practice.
Foundational seminars for master’s students address themes central to the mission of Notre Dame’s Keough School — including integral human development, ethical reasoning, and commitment to action for the common good. All students take classes related to their choice of concentration — International Peace Studies, Sustainable Development, or Global Affairs (with various options for specialization).
Integration labs organized around real-world problems draw together theory and practice throughout all four semesters of the program. Working in teams, students engage in close partnerships and spend extended time working with leading organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East or Washington, D.C.
A global network of University of Notre Dame alumni, scholar-practitioners, and partner organizations provides students with unparalleled opportunities to make career connections and collaborate on global solutions.
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