Online Global Development and Peace (M.A.) Degree

Global Visionaries Welcome.

As one of the select schools granted NGO-status by the United Nations, UB has a long history of educating with a global perspective. The Master of Arts in Global Development and Peace (M.A.) online degree program prepares students for careers in international diplomacy, global development, conflict analysis and mediation, foreign investment and more.

Alumni of the Global Development and Peace program work for ministries of foreign affairs in their home countries, international corporations such as Price Waterhouse Cooper, governmental organizations like the FBI, as well as UNICEF and other NGOs.

With UB’s international degree programs developed by a previous president of the UN General Assembly, students can expect a superior education in the area of international studies. Students can focus on one of two areas of study: Political Economy and Development or Global Management.

Program Overview

The Global Development and Peace M.A. online is a 36-credit program and requires students to complete a graduate tutorial, a Master’s thesis and a brief overseas internship. UB offers flexible internship programs to accommodate the busy schedules of working adults.

The internship component of this program is a vital learning experience that provides students with an immersion in the language and culture they are studying, as well as offering an in-depth look at the work of intergovernmental, non-governmental or governmental organizations. Non-US citizens working in the US at NGOs or suitable companies may get approval to use their current jobs to meet internship requirements.



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Commencement 2016 – Undergraduate and Graduate @ Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The University of Bridgeport will be celebrating its 106th Commencement Ceremony in May. Conferral of Degrees for the undergraduate and graduate candidates from the School of Arts and Sciences, Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, School of Education, School of Engineering, Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, College of Public and International Affairs, Physicians Assistant Institute and undergraduates in the Fones School of Dental Hygiene Degrees will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT.

This venue will enable everyone to graduate together with family and friends present (rain or shine) and allow for wonderful photo opportunities (thanks to the tiered seating).

Graduate Accepted Student Night @ Tower Room
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

During the event, admitted students will be able to:

• Connect with faculty and current graduate students
• Meet other accepted graduate students
• Finalize their enrollment at the University of Bridgeport

To RSVP, please email or call 203-576-4552.

Academic Open Houses – Homecoming 2016 @ University of Bridgeport
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn more about UB’s many academic and student focused departments, as they open their doors to visitors from 2:00-4:00pm.

Participating departments:
Career Development
College of Public & International Affairs
More TBA!

Click here to register for all of the great events throughout Homecoming Weekend!