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Can local action spark global change? Is medicine a commodity or a human right? Is free trade fair trade? Students in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School question conventional international practices and policy making with courage and intelligence.
ENGAGE WITH THE MOST PRESSING CHALLENGES OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Named one of the top international affairs programs by the Foreign Policy Association, the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (SGPIA) is distinctive in the New School tradition: critical, engaged, and iconoclastic.
Students in SGPIA gain a truly global and multidisciplinary perspective on international issues. They learn from professionals with years of experience at leading organizations including the UN, the World Bank, and the International Rescue Committee and from scholars with backgrounds in anthropology, sociology, political science, media, and economics. The faculty range from authors and activists to photographers and documentary filmmakers.
NEW APPROACHES FOR A NEW KIND OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
As a student in this program, you’ll address global problems using innovative tools such as geographic information systems, media research and advocacy, and participatory design and assessment. Our renowned faculty of scholar-practitioners will help you to go beyond the status quo, pushing you to understand social, political, and economic dynamics to foster change at a grassroots level.
TAILOR THE PROGRAM TO YOUR INTERESTS
The SGPIA offers five concentrations, in which students can link theory, social research, and practice as they build careers as scholars and practitioners:
- Cities and Social Justice
- Conflict and Security
- Governance and Rights
- Media and Culture
The program offers a variety of opportunities for applied learning through practice-oriented courses, including the United Nations Summer Study, and the summer International Field Program. For example, in the summer of 2017, SGPIA students participating in the International Field Program traveled to Cuba to witness and observe the country’s profound transformation, uncertain yet pressing expectations, and the need to redesign its economic and political paradigms.
The SGPIA welcomes applicants from all walks of life, including working professionals in related fields, career changers, and recent college graduates.
Students can choose from two degree options:
- 42-credit MA program, designed for recent college graduates and career changers
- 30-credit MS program, a flexible curriculum designed for professionals with at least three years of international work experience.
Both programs can be completed full-time or part-time and enable students to combine field-based learning with focused study in their area of interest.
LEARN MORE AND APPLY
The priority deadline to apply is January 15, 2018. Learn more at newschool.edu/ia.
ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES
SGPIA alumni—over 1,400 since the Program’s founding in 2001—are pursuing careers in every corner of the world, working in public and government service, international organizations, NGOs and nonprofits, academia, the media, and the private sector.
“My faculty advisor pushed me to learn and hone various skills while in the program, which is how I found myself exploring radio that is now my passion and full time job.”
– Yael Even Or, 2015, Media and Culture Concentration, currently radio producer at Public Radio International’s America Abroad
“My Global Governance coursework made me more comfortable with using different schools of thought – and, indeed, mixing schools of thought – in order to offer the most plausible explanations for governance decisions and reactions to them.”
– Martin Searle, 2012, Governance and Rights Concentration, currently Operational Communications Advisor in the Operational Support, Communications, Advocacy and Reflection Department at Médecins Sans Frontières
Learn more at newschool.edu/ia.