Division of Global Affairs

Graduate Program Description

The Division of Global Affairs is an interdisciplinary graduate program based on Rutgers University Newark campus dedicated to preparing students for diverse career paths at the international and global level. DGA offers an unparalleled learning environment which gives 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. Currently, DGA is the only Global Affairs graduate program offering a PhD. 

DGA’s  8 Areas of Inquiry

Ethics, Security, & Global Affairs – Global Governance – Human Security – Global Political Economy – International Law – History of International Business – Global Development – Human Rights & Mass Atrocities 


Gabriela Kutting, Ph.D., Director

175 University Hall Ave.

Conklin Hall | Room 220A

Phone: 973-353-5216


Email: kutting@rutgers.edu

Website: Division of Global Affairs

General Information

Degree Offered: M.S., Ph.D.
Part Time Study Available: Yes.

Degree Credit Requirements

M.S.: 40 credits
Ph.D.: 73 credits

Career Opportunities 

-Foreign Service
-Civil Service
-The United Nations
-The IMF
-The World Bank
-Private Sector: Consultants
-Private Sector: Business/Finance
-NGOs, Non-profits
-University professor
-Lawyer [e.g. human rights

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 – Personal Bio – 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

Rutgers Graduate School - Newark

Office of the Dean

175 University Avenue,

Conklin Hall,  Suite 241
Newark, New Jersey 07102

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