The field of international affairs needs new perspectives. From the rise of authoritarian regimes and refugees crises to growing inequalities and climate change. The most pressing contemporary challenges demand a deep understanding of complex global systems and a commitment to values of social justice. At the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs at the New School, students learn the theories, concepts and methods to understand these global contexts, join debates, and pursue their professional career and research interests.

The New School offers two master’s degrees in International Affairs:

Master of Arts in International Affairs

  • 42 Credits
  • Five concentrations that allow students to specialize in a particular area of international affairs:
    – Conflict and Security
    – Development
    – Governance and Rights
    – Cities and Social Justice
    – Media and Culture

Master of Science in International Affairs

  • 30 credits (can be completed in 12 months)
  • 3 years experience required
  • Flexible modules that cultivate a unique combination of substantive knowledge and practical tools such as:
    – Humanitarianism + Geographic Information Systems
    – Global Advocacy + Media Production
    – Development Policy + Economic Analysis

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