Our degree programs share an academic core and are distinguished by their relative emphases. The academic core of both programs combines multi-method research training with study in three related areas of specialization:

  • Global Political Economy and Development
  • Global Cultures and Ideology
  • Global Governance

Learn more about our award-winning faculty:


Racial Justice and Diversity Initiatives


Congratulations to Global Studies PhD Student Rui Zhou and MA students Ishleen Kaur and Faryal Nadeem who have been awarded our 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards for their contribution to the advancement of diversity, equality and justice in areas of research and engaged scholarship.

Racial Justice and Diversity Resources:

Global Studies Faculty Race-Diversity Publications & Courses

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming initiatives.


Global News & Views

Read our latest newsletter here, or catch up on our Global Studies department news archive. Welcome to GLOBAL NEWS AND VIEWS--a virtual public space to build our academic community. ​During this time of physical separation and shifting academic conditions, it is more important than ever that we communicate, collaborate, a​nd support each other in re-envisioning our work. Faculty, students, staff and alumni are welcome to share your news to help colleagues​ discover new resources and opportunities for their scholarship, teaching, and collaboration. Submit your news to:

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