Today, there is less separation between local and global than ever before. Prepare yourself to solve global issues that have major local implications.
Among the best.
UB's Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Human Security program was named one of the top 25 campus master's in security studies programs 2019 by Security Degree Hub.
Our 36-credit, cross-disciplinary M.A. in Global Affairs and Human Security provides you with an opportunity to explore your interests in international issues related to good governance, sustainable development, transnational problem-solving and the promotion of human security.
With the specialized knowledge, applied skills and functional expertise you'll gain in this program, you'll be a competitive candidate for careers in the nonprofit and public sectors and with supranational organizations.
- You'll examine the ways in which nongovernmental organizations, intergovernmental bodies and global actors work together to address issues of human well-being while confronting challenges that require more than simply single governments to solve.
- You'll develop cross-cultural sensitivities and awareness of contemporary global issues, and you'll gain exposure to the factors that compel people and groups to engage in violence and otherwise feel insecure.
- You'll apply theories and concepts of global governance, transnational problem-solving and human security to real-world case studies.
- You'll be prepared to develop appropriate programs and evaluate existing programs within nonprofit, intergovernmental and supranational bodies—and you'll have the skills to work successfully in both management and service delivery in the nonprofit sector.
The University of Baltimore is ideally situated in a region with a large number of nongovernmental organizations with global missions—from those that promote sustainable development and good governance to those that engage in peace-building and crisis and humanitarian response. You'll have opportunities to learn beyond the classroom through guest speakers, field placements and more.
Classes are offered evenings, some are available online and some courses are offered in the summer for continuing students.
Global Affairs and Human Security alumna Lauren Samuelsen, M.A. '15, was awarded the 2020-2021 Kelleher Fellowship for International Security Studies as an incoming doctoral student in the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. Lauren's doctoral research will focus on nuclear material security.For more information about graduate admission, please contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.837.6565.