Global Affairs

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


Gary Farney, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director

175 University Hall Ave.

Conklin Hall | Room 220A

Phone: 973-353-5585



Website: Division of Global Affairs

  • Ethics, Security, & Global Affairs

  • Global Governance

  • Human Security

  • Global Political Economy

  • International Law

  • History of International Business

  • Global Development

  • Human Rights & Mass Atrocities 

General Information

Degree Offered: MS, PhD
Part Time Study Available: Yes.

Degree Credit Requirements

MS: 35 credits
PhD: 73 credits

Career Opportunities 

  • 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

  • Researcher

  • Entrepreneur

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**