Press Release for Wednesday, April 8, 2015
University of North Florida Offers New International Affairs Master’s Degree
Jessica Scott, Public Relations Specialist
Department of Public Relations
College of Arts and Sciences and the Coggin College of Business at the
University of North Florida are collaborating to offer a Master of Arts in
International Affairs degree in the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug.
25. The priority application deadline for this program is Thursday, May 7.
international degree will offer an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides
students a solid foundation of knowledge with which to view issues and solve
problems from a multi-faceted perspective.
new master’s degree program is important because there is an increasing need
for international education in order to prepare our students for careers in
today’s world,” said Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of
this degree, students will be prepared for careers with a wide variety of
employers like the U.S. Government (foreign service, homeland security,
immigrations and customs) or international organizations, such as the United
Nations, and jobs in international and development consulting, international
business, government liaison offices and education.
core classes will be provided by the departments of Political Science and
Public Administration, Economics and Geography, History, as well as Sociology
and Anthropology, while elective courses will also be provided by the same
departments but will also include the departments of English, Philosophy and
Religious Studies, Languages, Literature and Cultures.
will be able to choose between a thesis option and a non-thesis option, which
would include an internship or study-abroad component.
more information, visit
or contact Dr. David
Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, at
or at (904)
university located on an
environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.