The M.A. in Political Science – Concentration in United Nations & Global Policy Studies at Rutgers University enables students to become active researchers and practitioners in a rapidly expanding field of knowledge. The two-year (four-semester) program of study will provide students with the skills needed to better comprehend the rapid changes currently taking place in the global arena, politically, economically, socially and culturally.
With courses offered both in Rutgers/New Brunswick and at Marymount Manhattan College on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, this program parlays the strength of a world-renowned faculty in a venue that is conveniently located for those seeking to pursue or advance careers in international affairs, whether through the Foreign Service, Peace Corps, the United Nations, international Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs, and the Academy. Areas of involvement might include human rights, social and economic development, disarmament, conflict analysis, and general peacemaking.
This program is designed for:
- Students and professionals who seek to enhance their understanding of global affairs.
- Professionals with degrees in fields of law, social work, gender studies, public health, labor studies and international relations.
- Those pursuing careers in international affairs, whether through the Foreign Service, Peace Corps, the United Nations, international Non-Governmental Organizations, and NGOs.
- Students looking for a “bridge” M.A. program to increase their prospects for future admission to leading Ph.D. programs
Strength of Scholarship. Faculty members have a strong research profile and have published widely in their fields.
Commitment of Scholarship. Courses are taught by full-time faculty members committed to teaching and advising.
Small classes. Enable extensive and personal interaction between students and faculty.
Research Resources. As a major state university, Rutgers offers extensive resources to support graduate research. Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities—the nationwide consortium of leading research universities—as well as the prestigious Big Ten Academi Network.
Accessibility. Courses are offered at Marymount Manhattan College on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, just minutes from the United Nations.
Educational Value. As the State University of New Jersey, a Rutgers education offers tremendous value.
Rutgers University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.