• Uma Mencia Uranga (MAAS'17) brings lessons from endurance horse racing to the Hilltop

    Uma Mencia Uranga (MAAS'17) brings lessons from endurance horse racing to the Hilltop

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Thematic Programs

  • Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS)
    Provides students with an understanding of the historical, political, social, cultural and economic context of contemporary international relations through the acquisition of knowledge areas, critical skills and strategic skills.
  • Master of Arts in Security Studies (SSP)
    Aims to produce a new generation of analysts, policymakers and scholars fully knowledgeable about the range of international and national security problems and foreign policy issues of the 21st century.
  • Master of Global Human Development (MGHD)
    Prepares students—through coursework, co-curricular activity and a summer field assignment—to understand the challenges of development and provides them with the tools and experience to address those challenges as successful professionals.

Regional Programs

  • Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS)
    Educates researchers, practitioners and activists on the language, history, culture, politics and economics of the contemporary Arab world.
  • Master of Arts in German and European Studies (MAGES)
    Provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of Europe, the ability to integrate academic and practical knowledge and expertise in a self-defined area of European affairs; Students acquire valuable skills in oral communication, critical writing and original (including collaborative) research as well as foreign language training.

Joint Degree with the McDonough School of Business

Certificates That May Accompany Degrees

School of Foreign Service master’s degree programs allow students to earn a graduate certificate in addition to their degree. You must be pursuing a degree to pursue a certificate (that is, the certificates cannot be earned independently or stand-alone).