Program Overview

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 can be completed within 24 months online.




The Master of Arts in Global Affairs is a 33-credit hour program, completed within 24 months online. Upon program completion, students will increase their knowledge of global affairs, enhance their ability to operate in a dynamic global environment and expand their global connections.

A sampling of courses includes: 

  • Global Political Turbulence
  • Global Economic Turbulence
  • Global Social Turbulence
  • International Law and Institutions
  • Latin American International Relations
  • Culture, Power and the Global Environment
  • Political Economy of China
  • International Relations of the Middle East
  • Global Affairs Practicum
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • International Activism
  • Politics of the European Union
  • Relations in the Middle East
  • Comparative Politics in the Middle East
  • Minorities in the Middle East

International Trip

Master of Arts in Global Affairs students have the opportunity to participate in a faculty-led overseas experience. Trips are led by faculty with deep knowledge of the area, which provides experiential learning necessary for anyone interested in working globally. The international trips are seven to ten days in length. Except for airfare and meals, the cost of the international trip is included in the program cost.

Diplomacy Lab

Included in the Master of Arts in Global Affairs program’s 33-credit hour requirement is a practicum allowing students to participate in a Diplomacy Lab project. The College of International Studies works with the U.S. Department of State to distribute and coordinate Diplomacy Lab projects among Master of Arts in Global Affairs students (if the College of International Studies is not selected for a project, an equivalent exercise will be assigned).