Since 2013, GGPS has had 20 Presidential Management Fellowship finalists
Wisam Waleed Al-Qaisi, SIS/MA ’13
Knowledge is a stepping stone toward solid, durable peace and stability.
During my 10 years in the multilateral diplomacy field, I’ve worked on everything from human rights to the environment. I'm dedicated to solving critical issues in transnational organized crime; illicit trafficking of drugs, firearms, and persons; terrorism; cybercrime; and more in Iraq and around the world. What motivates me is finding practical solutions to severe challenges we face within this vast world. The challenges are huge, but every action counts.
The Global Governance, Politics, and Security Master’s Degree Program provides students with the specialized training and necessary skills to launch careers in international affairs and public service. Our graduates find positions in national, state, and local governments; they enter the private sector as consultants and executives in think tanks, transnational corporations, and international banks; and they join nonprofit organizations and NGOs.
Looking for more information or help? SIS has a dedicated career development center to assist current students and alumni.
When you should apply to the program depends on what semester you want to start taking classes in and whether you are a domestic or international student.
Application deadlines for an MA in International Affairs: Global Governance, Politics, and Security are as follows:
- Fall semester (all applicants): January 15
- Spring semester (domestic applicants): October 1
- Spring semester (international applicants): September 15
Missed a deadline but still interested in applying? Email the SIS Graduate Admissions office.
The School of International Service offers merit-based aid in the form of scholarships and fellowships at the time of admission. SIS also has partnerships with a number of organizations like the Peace Corps and Pickering Fellowship that provide qualified individuals with funding.
GGPS students may choose to research other relevant fellowship opportunities.
Need-based aid is available through AU Central Office and generally takes the form of a federal low-interest loan package.