DGA Handbook
Rutgers University-Newark is a Top 25 research university and the only institution in the United States to offer both Master of Science and Doctoral degrees in Global Affairs. Beyond such degrees, the Division of Global Affairs (DGA) strives to meet the needs of all students, offering an online M.S. degree as well as certifications in an array of topics. Information regarding coursework and requirements can be found above in the DGA Handbook.

The Division of Global Affairs partners with organizations and groups that focus on global issues, connecting our graduate students with opportunities to extend their professional and learning experiences through internships at international organizations, study abroad programs, and networking with global actors to produce joint-publications, conferences, and workshops.

A Multidisciplinary Experience
Learn in an intellectually eclectic environment. DGA crosses into a range of disciplines including law, economics, envrionment, business, criminal justice, philosophy, political science and more! Our students are selected  from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds and represent some 47 countries.
An Interconnected Location
Attend classes in a prime location.  The Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University-Newark campus is just 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan and 2.5 hours from Washington, D.C. by train.  Our location offers students the opportunity to network, intern, and work with the world's leading international organizations, NGOs, and think tanks.

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Ph.D. Apply Here

Non-Degree Apply Here

Certificate Program
The certificate helps position professionals and students who do not wish to obtain a second degree, yet still desire a broader perspective on the pervasive impact of global affairs. Certificates are often relevant to career professionals who wish to demonstrate to their employers an expertise in a particular area of global affairs. 

Online and In-Residence Masters Programs
The Master’s degree, with a more practical emphasis, prepares students to work in the public and private international sectors, as well as in non-governmental organizations, think-tanks, foundations, and media companies focusing on global issues.

Ph.D. Program
The Ph.D., more academically oriented, is geared towards preparing future scholars eager to adopt and cultivate a planetary perspective on global issues from an interdisciplinary and multicultural standpoint. The Ph.D in Global Affairs can also be an excellent track for policy jobs at the global level requiring advanced expertise.