Master of Advanced Study (M.A.S.)

The Master of Advanced Study (M.A.S.) in Global Affairs is a one-year program for mid-career professionals.

Created in 2013, the program is small by design, with only a few admitted students each year. The M.A.S. is aimed at professionals with extensive experience in a field of global affairs such as, but not limited to, international security, diplomacy, and development.

M.A.S. Curriculum

The program of study is customized to a student’s individual academic and professional goals. Students take 8 credits in one year of full-time study*. Part time study is not permitted. Courses are chosen in consultation with the assistant dean for graduate education before the start of each term. Students select courses from the Jackson School’s regular offerings as well as courses from throughout the Graduate School and professional schools and may count up to two language credits toward the M.A.S. degree requirements.

Students have access to all of the School’s services and are welcome to work with Jackson-affiliated faculty and senior fFellows to design their program of study. Joint-degree programs with the M.A.S. degree are not permitted.