KU Edwards Campus

Global & International Studies

KU's Master of Arts in Global and International Studies is an interdisciplinary degree designed for both working professionals and recent graduates who want a better understanding of international issues that affect public policy, foreign relations, the economy and culture and who seek to better position themselves for employment opportunities in a variety of sectors.

Students pursue their interests through coursework focused on various world regions and topic areas such as international politics, development, culture, commerce and international conflict across a broad range of fields. Graduates of the program are working in the for-profit sector in a variety of industries; for non-governmental organizations; and in federal government agencies.

The student organization, Master of Arts in International Studies Organization (MISO), contributes to the program by offering a variety of social and professional events.

Why Global and International Studies?
The Committee for Economic Development concluded "U.S. businesses are concerned with developing the workforce that they need for the United States economy to retain its position as the global leader. Foreign language skills, knowledge of other world regions and cultures, and overseas experience all contribute to creating the employee who has the cross-cultural competence needed by American businesses in the twenty-first century." KU's global and international studies program provides the background necessary to develop such cross-cultural competence.

The international studies coursework can be completed at the KU Edwards Campus; however, many students need to take one or more courses at the KU campus in Lawrence to finish the degree.

For more information about the M.A. in Global and International Studies, click here to visit the program’s website.


Includes tuition and fees per credit hour.



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