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Global Affairs

International Programs Graduate Master of Arts

College

College of Graduate & Continuing Studies

School/Department

Degree Designation

Master of Arts

Program Level

Graduate

Program Type

Major

Program Academic Focus

Online Program

Program Description

Program eligible for Spring 2023.

The Global Affairs graduate program examines the decisive social, cultural, economic, and political issues defining the world region in question in its own historical and geographic context. Norwich University’s MGA program allows students to choose from eight (8) world regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, and South Asia. The concepts, theoretical approaches, and methodology for analysis are selected individually for each region to address its unique features and characteristics better.

The Global Affairs program covers the overarching themes of the region’s political culture and institutions, the economy, regional and national identities, and international relations.

The mission of the program:

  • Prepare students to excel in the study of a region/country of the world,

  • Provide modern, fundamental, practice-oriented education in the field of global affairs,

  • Foster creativity and critical thinking in problem-solving and motivate students to consider the societal consequences of their work,

  • Prepare ethical leaders for the fields of global affairs and committed to service to humanity.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WESIERFSpanTran, or CED.

    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:

    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.

    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.

    • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs).

Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as it pertains to transfer credits.

Objective

Synthesize information in a functional area of global affairs

Objective

Devise projects reflecting a multicultural environment

Objective

Formulate critical issues in a field of global affairs

Objective

Prioritize ethical decisions in a multicultural context

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