Top employers: Chemonics International, Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank Group, US Department of State, US Department of Justice
Caitlin Duffy, SIS/MA ’14
The study of EPGA can help bring human rights home.
National social movements converge on DC’s streets and draw large influxes of resources into the city, yet little attention and funding are directed to local activists who continue to organize long after the marches disperse. My work at NCRP pushes grant makers to support community-led social change and grassroots changemakers that are most overlooked and underfunded by mainstream philanthropy. The dearth of foundation funding for impactful social justice strategies in DC regularly reminds me of the importance of NCRP’s work and my role in it.
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 Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs 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.
EPGA graduates go on to find and facilitate peaceful and ethical solutions to the world’s most daunting international challenges. They tackle issues like gender equality in the Middle East, interfaith understanding, public health, ethical approaches to development, and more. They boast successful careers in both the private and nonprofit sectors, government agencies, consulting firms, and even create their own organizations. While many graduates apply their MA in EPGA to work directly in the international affairs field, others may choose to pursue their doctorate studies or teach following their completion of the program.
Looking for more information or help? SIS has a dedicated career development center to assist current students and alumni.
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.
Need-based aid is available through AU Central Office and generally takes the form of a federal low-interest loan package.