Careers and Outcomes

Finding your career in a global society

The Master of Global Studies program prepares students for careers in international affairs, as well as doctoral programs related to global politics. Our graduates have obtained positions at the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and in international and national government organizations.

The following is a sample of positions currently held by alumni of the program in locations all over the world:

  • China analyst, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Overt watch analyst, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Management analyst, U.S. Department of State
  • Political analyst, U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Producer, Television Tokyo
  • Counter-terrorism analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Assistant professor, University of Seattle
  • Special program associate, Landmine Survivors Network
  • Regional director and senior Middle East analyst, Strategic Forecasting Inc.
  • International marketing specialist, InDiv Export Management Company
  • Study away advisor, Study Away Programs, Missouri State University
  • Executive vice president, Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Project director, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Supervisor, Ministry of Education, Oman
  • Senior IT auditor, Federal Reserve Bank, Irving, Texas
  • Project manager, United Nations Development Program, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Field artillery officer, US Army
  • English instructor, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Chinese language instructor, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY
  • Officer, WND Enterprises Service and Administration Bureau, Wuxi New District Administrative committee, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Manager, Proctor and Gamble, Moscow, Russia
  • Project manager, United Nations Development Program, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Lecturer, California State University, Monterey
  • Lecturer in American politics, Missouri State University Campus at Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China
  • International project development manager, City of Seattle
  • Japan exchange teaching (JET), Program participant
  • Presidential management fellow, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Debtor contact representative, Social Security Administration
  • Licensure and certification specialist II, Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State
  • Assistant professor department of political science, University of South Carolina