Global Issues (Master's)
The Global Issues master's degree concentration is offered online or on campus at the University of Denver in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. Offering an in-depth look at contemporary global issues that impact politics, the economy, and society, the Global Issues concentration explores how each issue, its history, and its potential resolution affect society. From human rights to sustainable development, areas of focus in the Global Issues concentration explore contemporary issues and trends in a global context.
Professional practitioners who work in the fields they teach and contend with international relations in their daily work lead each course as students are introduced to the global processes that impact societies around the world while they apply practical theory to ethical, political, and conflict situations on the global stage. In a growing, integrated world, there has been a surge in the importance of international relations. Degree−seekers should take advantage of this resurgence and master the fundamentals of global affairs by becoming immersed in the analytical and solution−oriented mindset of an international relations expert. Customize your Global Affairs master's degree through the innovative Professional Options Curriculum using our convenient online degree builder tool, which allows you to select courses that cater to your specific career needs.
This degree prepares students to:
- Analyze contemporary issues and trends in a global context, viewing the influence of events and ideas.
Global Affairs Outcomes
This program prepares students to:
- Define and discuss globalization in terms of business, culture, government, and major issues
- Define culture and assess cultural differences
- Navigate international legalities of working globally
- Research cultural traditions and regional histories to holistically describe and work within another culture in a context of global affairs
- Compare the diverse interpersonal relationship styles of various cultures and their impact on communication, trade, politics, and human discourse
- Gain sensitivity to and be able to discuss different perspectives as they are influenced by national origin, cultural identification, varying levels of economic success, and divergent methods of political interaction; and
- Be attentive to the global nature of 21st century human interaction in future international friendships and business dealings
MLS in Global Affairs with a concentration in Global Issues requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)Professional Foundation Courses - 12 qtr. hrs
Professional Foundations courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field.
Concentration Courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Professional Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
Further Study - 12 qtr. hrs (Choose 3)
Further Studies Options allow students to customize their degrees to match their career needs by either choosing in-depth study in their concentration by selecting three of the following courses, or exploring other options by using our Degree Builder tool.
Customize your degree or certificate using our convenient online degree builder tool, which allows you to select courses that cater to your specific career needs.Core Coures - 8 qtr. hrs
The Graduate Research and Writing and Capstone Project courses are required for all master's degree students. The Graduate Research and Writing course prepares students for the writing and research assignments throughout their program, including the capstone project. The Capstone Project is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
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Careers in Global Issues
Foreign Service Officer, Journalist, Program Officer, Political Advisor, Advocate, Marketer, Translator, International Relations Specialist, Cross-Cultural Trainer, Public Affairs Coordinator, Diplomat, Nongovernmental Organization Director.
Advocacy, communication, editing, writing, strategizing, analysis, problem-solving, management.
A background in global issues will serve professionals well in any capacity, particularly in political, marketing, non-profit, and government jobs. Thinking outside the box and combining your global perspective with another unique skill in a specialized area will help during the job hunt. Graduates of the program are better prepared to work abroad or focus on a special area of international interest.
Careers In Global Affairs
Translate a degree into a career.
A master's degree or graduate certificate in translation studies translates to a thriving career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 28% of translators or interpreters work within the educational field, 13% work in healthcare, and 9% are employed by the government. Translators can also explore other potential career areas, including conferences, conventions, travel guides, judiciary, localization, or literary translation. If you have second language proficiency in Spanish—you're in luck! This foreign language is in high-demand, but of course, it's not so foreign to you!
Be a global citizen!
If you strive to succeed as a global citizen and want to discuss globalization in terms of business, culture, governments, and major issues, then immerse yourself in global issues and world history. With an international studies background, job opportunities are limitless: business manager, politician, journalist, historian, or marketer for governments, institutions, non-profit organizations, or private businesses. Compete in a global market, which is becoming smaller as technology grows.
Global Affairs program graduates may hold potential job titles such as Foreign Service Officer, Historian, Political Advisor, Archivist, International Relations Specialist, Teacher, Communications Officer, Non-Profit Director, Journalist, Advocate, Translator, Diplomat, or Public Affairs Coordinator.
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