Master’s in Global Affairs ranked among best in the world

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Foreign Policy magazine has named FIU’s Master of Arts in Global Affairs one of the top 40 programs in the world for policy careers in international relations.

The magazine’s 2018 Ivory Tower survey of more than 1,500 international relations scholars in the U.S. places FIU in the company of top programs at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Yale – and ahead of prestigious universities like Arizona State and Boston University.

This is the first time FIU has appeared on the magazine’s list of top international relations programs. Ranked No. 39, FIU is the only Florida school included on the list.

“This is an incredible milestone for our Master of Arts in Global Affairs program,” said John F. Stack, Jr., founding dean of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. “We are in the business of inspiring and developing the global leaders of tomorrow, and we are so proud of all that our students and graduates have accomplished.’’

With an online readership of more than 3 million monthly, Foreign Policy magazine is one of the leading publications in the United States devoted to global affairs. It is owned by Graham Holdings Company, formerly the Washington Post Company.

The Ivory Tower survey – a collaboration with the College of William & Mary – specifically recognizes master’s programs that effectively prepare students for jobs in foreign policy.

FIU’s program has an employment rate of 85 percent for its graduates, with students finding work in such top organizations as the U.S. Department of State, Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Department of Justice, as well as private companies like Raymond James Financial and Hayman Woodward.

The two-year professional graduate program offers two tracks – “globalization and security” and “global risk and corporate responsibility.” An online track in “international crime and justice” will launch in Fall 2018 and a track in “international development” is scheduled to begin in Fall 2019.

The program is taught by faculty with high-level experience in global organizations, agencies and companies, including the World Bank, NATO, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S Department of Defense, Council of the Americas, Citi and Ackerman Group.

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