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Policy and Global Studies

Why Study Policy and Global Studies

With an emphasis on social justice, government accountability and transparency, strengthening democratic institutions and sustainable policies for people and planet, the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies train the next generation of local and global leaders in conflict resolution, global governance and human security, international relations, public administration and public policy.

Key Information

Duration

Two semesters

Intakes

  • September

Location

Boston

Course Structure

Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP Program Components
Semester 1 Course Title Credits
NAV 001 Navigating the Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP --
NAV 002 Introduction to Graduate Research --
PSEM Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP Seminar --
INTREL 611 Theories of International Relations 3 (UMB)
INTREL 612 Issues in World Politics 3 (UMB)
Total Credits 6
Semester 2 Course Title Credits
NAV 003 Academic Communication for Graduate Students --
NAV 004 Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students --
INTREL 613 International Relations Research Methods 3 (UMB)
INTREL 614 International Political Economy 3 (UMB)
PSEM Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP Seminar --
Total Credits 6
Total Program Credits 9-12

Program Information

International Relations, MA

  • Progression requirements: B in all classes; 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP credit hours applied to a degree: 9-12 credit hours (3-4 credit courses). A number of credits applied to a degree is subject to evaluation by the Graduate Program Department.
  • Remaining credit hours to complete the degree program: 15-18 credit hours

Conflict Resolution, MA

  • Progression requirements: B in all classes; 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP credit hours applied to a degree: 3-6 credit hours (1-2 credit courses). A number of credits applied to a degree is subject to evaluation by the Graduate Program Department.
  • Remaining credit hours to complete the degree program: 24-30 credit hours

Entry into your UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies Graduate Degree Program

  • Conflict Resolution, MA
  • International Relations, MA
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