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College of Public Affairs

Degree Requirements

Global Affairs and Human Security Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • Read the course descriptions.

This 39-credit master's program requires the following:

Foundation Courses (6 credits)

  • Seminar in Globalization and Social Change (GAHS 504)
  • International Organization (GAHS 508)

Core Courses (21 credits)

  • Understanding and Assessing Conflict (CNCM 506)
  • Ethnic and Cultural Factors in Conflict (CNCM 740)
  • Epidemiology (HSMG 640)
  • Managing Diversity (PUAD 704)
  • Innovations in Public Management (PUAD 625)
  • Public Program Evaluation (PUAD 629)*
  • Managing NGOs (GAHS 600)

* If students do not demonstrate knowledge of elementary statistics, they are required to take PUAD 628: Statistical Applications in Public Administration before taking PUAD 629.

Electives (6 credits)

Choose two.

  • Special Topics: Terrorism, Counterterrorism and International Conflict Management (CNCM 620)
  • New Approaches to Economic and Social Development (GAHS 605)
  • Health Systems Management: Organizational Design and Human Resources (HSMG 766)
  • Individual Research (PUAD 709)

Culminating Courses (6 credits)

  • Seminar in Human Security (GAHS 740)
  • Internship/Field Placement Seminar (GAHS 760)*

* The final integrative component of the program is an internship/field placement. No thesis is required.

as of fall 2014