Global Development and Peace (M.A.) Degree

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

The College of Public and International Affairs Master of Arts in Global Development is a two-year Masters program (five semesters including a required three-semester hour internship in the summer after the first academic year of graduate study) designed to prepare future civil servants and business professionals for careers in global development, conflict transformation, and other human security-related fields. Students can focus on one of four areas of study:

  1. Conflict Resolution and negotiation for students interested in conflict management and transformation.
  2. International Political Economy and Development for students interested in international development.
  3. Global Management for students with an interest in international business.
  4. Global Communications for students interested in a career as a media representative or media analyst or a career in public diplomacy.

Students will be expected to have or to develop a basic working knowledge of one world language.

Students will spend a minimum of two months in an overseas internship. The program can be completed in two years including a summer semester for completion of the internship. For more info, please see the Master’s Program fact sheet (PDF) and the Program brochure.

*The University of Bridgeport holds NGO status with the United Nations Department of Public Information and is also part of the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative.



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