The Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program adopts an interdisciplinary approach to global issues. Our programs prepare students for careers in global public policy and government and NGO consultancies and as field officers in an increasingly integrated job environment. Our students develop the skills necessary to fill positions in national governments and institutions, international organizations, and NGOs. Choosing Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs:
Graduate students are encouraged to work independently and with faculty to produce scholarship at the forefront of new and emerging theoretical and policy issues. Research and learning opportunities are enhanced by inter-university partnerships including with the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR) which holds a UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention.
The Division of Global Affairs offers a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees. Through the curriculum, students learn analytical skills that address the political, economic, behavioral, and normative aspects of complex global policy problems.
For more information on the Ph.D., M.S., Online M.S., and Certificate programs, please explore the degree requirements, our distinguished faculty, and the work of our students. For more information please contact Division of Global Affairs Interim Associate Director Natalie Jesionka.
Suray Duygulu (Turkey): "Global Affairs (Küresel Çalışmalar) doktora programı güncel ve ilgi çeken küresel konuları kapsadığı için dikkatimi çekmişti. Alanında uzman öğretim üyelerinin rehberliğinde, Küresel Çalışmalar Programı tartışılmakta olan küresel konular hakkında çok-disiplinli akademik araştırmalar yapmak için eşsiz olanak sağlamaktadır. Büyük New York Metropol bölgesinde bulunması Birleşmiş Milletler gibi uluslararası kurum ve kuruluşlara ulaşma açısından bir avantaj olarak görülebilir. Bu programda çok çeşitli alanlardan ve kültürlerden gelen öğrenci yapısı, yardımsever ve sıcak bir yönetim anlayışı ve yüksek derecede bilgili öğretim üyesi kadrosu ile karşılaştım. Programdaki ilgi alanım küreselleşmenin kişisel ve ulusal güvenliğe etkilerini kapsamaktadır. “Modern Politik Terörizm”, “Küreselleşme ve Güvenlik”, “Etik, Güvenlik ve Küresel İlişkiler” gibi lisans üstü derslerin de yönlendirmesiyle araştırmalarım güvenlik ve sivil özgürlükler dengesi üzerine yoğunlaşmaktadır. İnanıyorum ki bu programı tercih edecek öğrenciler program süresince keyifle çalışacakları ilgi çeken güncel konular bulacaklardır." "The Global Affairs doctoral program attracted my attention since it covers contemporary global issues. With the guidance of the faculty members, experts in their field, DGA provides invaluable opportunities to perform cross-disciplinary research on pertinent global topics. Being located in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area is an advantage for connecting into international institutions. In the Division of Global Affairs, I found a multicultural environment with a diverse student body, a helpful and warm administration, and a highly knowledgeable faculty. My research interests consist of the impact of globalization on national and individual security. With the guidance of the DGA graduate courses e.g. “Modern Political Terrorism”, “Globalization and Security”, and “Ethics, Security, and Global Affairs” my research focuses on the balance between security and civil liberties. I believe that prospective students would find many interesting contemporary topics to study with joy in the program."
"Since my arrival to the Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs, I have been personally enriched through many experiences from their academic and professional program. The Global Affairs program offered at the Newark campus of Rutgers University, is conveniently located within 20 minutes by train from central New York. I discovered the immense potential of its curriculum to access jobs in different international organizations and NGOs. While I was pursuing my M.S. in Global Affairs, I combined my classes, many of which are offered in the evenings, with a training contract at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, which gave me experience in my field of study. Currently, I am a PhD student in my final year. My research focuses on variations of financial flows in different countries of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) and its impact on national systems of innovation."
"Being trained in international relations and traditional political science, I chose DGA not only for its comprehensive cross-discipline orientation, but also for its focus on new security issues in the post-Cold War era. For instance, I have a clearer path to my research on the rise of China with a comprehensive understanding of traditional IR concepts, such as power and strategy."
"My choice of the doctoral program was motivated by my research interests in the phenomenon of child soldiers. The analysis of the issue of child recruitment by various armed forces is possible only with the scrutiny of transnational processes and causes such as regional conflicts, refugee flows, and emergence and functioning of international norms and institutions. The Ph.D. Program in Global Affairs at the University of Rutgers with its multidisciplinary focus allowed me to take advantage of different disciplines such as law, economics and sociology in the development of my research. Also, cooperation with leading professors in international relations, development and security is contributing significantly to my development as a researcher. I am also grateful to the Program of Global Affairs for an opportunity to interact with students from around the world as it brings diverse perspectives into our research.”
“I have chosen the doctoral program at the Division of Global Affairs because it gives students the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary program. According to the program’s interdisciplinary character, students have the opportunity to study international relations while taking into account other disciplines such as economics, sociology, and anthropology, among others. At the same time, the program has a student body that encompasses all corners of the world—an ideal environment for global studies."