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Help solve the problems of a global society

Gain knowledge and skills that will help prepare you for a variety of careers around the world.

Become a leader in policy analysis, administration/management, foreign languages and more. 

Degree options

You can complete the traditional master's degree in four semesters, following your undergraduate degree. Most students complete the program this way.

In the accelerated master's program, you can take graduate-level courses as you finish your Missouri State undergraduate degree. This helps you complete your master's degree sooner, in as little as two semesters and one summer.

Stand out with a graduate certificate

In this program, you can use your elective courses to earn a graduate certificate along with your master's degree.

Certificates highlight your unique knowledge and help you stand out from the crowd.

Why pursue a master's degree in global studies at Missouri State?

  • Outstanding faculty – Our faculty members have conducted intensive field research across the world: sub-Saharan Africa, East Asian, Latin America and the Middle East. They have expertise in topics like ethnic conflict, social protest, foreign policy and more.
  • Small, seated classes – Global studies classes are capped at 15 students, so you get one-on-one attention in a seminar-style setting. Get ready to bond with your classmates and professors.
  • Affordability – Our total costs are far below similar degrees at other school. Get a quality education at an exceptional price.
  • Flexibility and convenience – Are you a working professional? This program is a good fit. We have evening courses to suit your busy schedule.
  • Diverse job prospects – Compared to other master's degree, our program leads you to a variety of career options. Make your career move in fields like government, business and not-for-profit organizations.

Want to know more? 

Explore the global studies program brochure.

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Careers and Outcomes

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Discover the world and your future with a master's of global studies degree.


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