Graduate Program Description
The Division of Global Affairs (DGA) is an interdisciplinary graduate program at Rutgers-Newark dedicated to preparing students for diverse career paths at the international and global level. DGA offers an unparalleled learning environment, giving students access to a network of academics and practitioners in the field. Central to DGA’s focus is the relationship between globalization and the dynamic role of governments, international and regional organizations, corporations, NGOs and civil society. The Division offers a PhD and an MS in Global Affairs.
Currently, DGA is the only Global Affairs PhD program in the US.
Global Affairs' Areas of Inquiry
Ethics, Security, & Global Affairs
Global Political Economy
History of International Business
Human Rights & Mass Atrocities
Degree Offered: MS, PhD
Part Time Study Available: Yes.
Degree Credit Requirements
MS: 35 credits
PhD: 73 credits
Foreign Service (Diplomatic Corps)
Government / Civil Service / Armed Forces
United Nations (and related organizations, including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank)
Private Sector: Consulting, Business, Finance
NGOs, Nonprofit Organizations, Foundations / Philanthropy
University Professor / Academia
Application Requirements and Deadlines
All transcripts – GRE [optional] – TOEFL – 3 Letters of Recommendation – Personal Statement (why the student has chosen to study Global Affairs at DGA, for PhD applicants, include an area of interest) – CV/resume – 5 page writing sample, for PhD applicants, 10-20 pages.
US Students: August 1st for Fall | January 1st for Spring
Int’l students: June 1st for Fall | November 1st for Spring
US & Int’l Students: February 1st for Fall | November 1st for Spring
**The PhD program is currently closed to new admissions**