What can you do with an international affairs degree?

Training in international affairs prepares you to solve problems through diplomacy, defense, and development work.

You can help manufacturers, communication firms, consultants, energy companies, and others move products and ideas around the world.

You can build the capacity of students and organizations through international education and cross-cultural training.

You can stop conflicts, fight disease, and slow environmental degradation.

APSIA graduates find meaningful careers addressing these issues in the public, private, non-profit, and multilateral sectors. The flexible training and interdisciplinary nature of APSIA degrees also enables graduates to change jobs and tackle new areas as they progress in their careers.

Learn more about careers in international affairs.

Sector Guides

Public Sector

Public sector employees handle a variety of responsibilities that are vital to society’s stability.


Multilateral organizations are tasked with responsibilities that no country can address alone.


Organizations in this sector are called a variety of names including nonprofit, not-for-profit, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).


The private sector consists of for-profit companies that are independent from the state.

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