Master of Arts in Global Affairs

A globally impactful career begins with the knowledge and focus delivered through the online program at OU.


Benefits of the Master of Arts in Global Affairs

Designed to deliver an international perspective on the political, economic, and social dimensions of global turbulence, OU’s Master of Arts in Global Affairs is affordable and completed in less than 24 months online. As one of the few universities to invest in a dedicated College of International Studies, OU is committed to global student experiences. From the international trip to the Global Affairs Practicum, students gain a practical understanding of foreign policy and international relations.

Online Delivery = Flexibility

Designed for adult learners who work full time, students may study when and where they want with the online format. The program can be completed in less than two years while still working full time.

Strong Networks Impact Your Life and Career

Graduating from the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma connects you to thousands of worldwide graduates. With a rich tradition and history, our students have opportunities to connect with OU alumni already in the industry.


M.A. in Global Affairs students understand all aspects of political, social, and economic global turbulence by specializing in either International Security Studies, Global Economics and Development, or Middle Eastern Studies.

International Experience

Conducted in an online format, the M.A. in Global Affairs also includes an international trip.  Unlike other degrees, the cost of the trip is covered in tuition (airfare and food not included).

Learn from International Experts

The faculty for the M.A. in Global Affairs have been carefully selected for their breadth of expertise, which span international hot spots like China and the Middle East. Faculty share this expertise with our students to prepare them to be global leaders for the problems of today and tomorrow.

Personalized Cohort Model

Small class size means increased engagement and personal attention for each student. Our courses ensure you build strong connections with your classmates and learn from their experiences in the global environment.