Brandeis University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Global Studies


415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Global Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Prepare to become a global thinker in business, education, government, or the non-profit sector with a Master of Arts in Global Studies at Brandeis University, located just outside of Boston. This dynamic, interdisciplinary one-year program provides students with analytical and methodological skills to investigate globalization both specifically and generally -- specifically, by offering advanced training in one relevant academic concentration and independent research leading to a Master's thesis; and generally, by exposing students to a broad range of elective courses taught by our faculty experts. Our graduate program offers students flexibility in designing their own curriculum and thesis to match their own interests, though students are encouraged to consider following one of three tracks:

  • Global Service: Preparing for Work with Non-profits
  • Emerging Powers
  • Transnational Security and Migration 

The one year Master's program in Global Studies combines interdisciplinary study with intensive training in research, analysis, writing, and practical experience. Our goal is to prepare students to think, speak, and write knowledgeably about specific global issues and theories and to provide the tangible skills best suited for jobs in diplomacy, academia, business, and the non-profit world. The expertise and skill development gained through the Global Studies Master's program supports multiple career paths and provides a foundation for doctoral or other advanced studies in several disciplines.

Our focus on the dynamic interplay of diverse global processes differentiates the Brandeis program from traditional international relations programs, which concentrate on exchanges between nations, multi-/bilateral agreements, and diplomacy. 

Generous scholarships are available to qualified applicants.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: A variety of loan programs, including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the TERI Continuing Education Loan, may be available to Graduate Professional Studies students who meet this criteria.

Locale: Midsize Suburb

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