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Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies is dedicated to improving the human condition through rigorous and creative undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; path-breaking research; and active engagement in innovative initiatives that apply this education and knowledge to make a real-world difference in the critical challenges humanity faces.

The Pardee School offers nine rigorous, interdisciplinary master’s programs and two graduate certificates. Our approach breaks down disciplinary boundaries – Pardee students study not only international politics, but also history, economics, environmental studies, sociology, anthropology, and more. This broad-based curriculum enables our students to build a holistic understanding of global affairs.

The Pardee School offers students access to a broad range of resources and faculty expertise. Come engage with a distinguished faculty that includes both accomplished scholars and skilled practitioners drawn from the worlds of diplomacy, intelligence, economic development, environmental sustainability, and military affairs.

Peace that lasts, development that works, knowledge that transforms. At the Pardee School, we are educating the next generation of leaders ready to tackle the critical issues of the global future. Explore our programs and find the one that is right for you.

Degree Programs

  • MA in International Affairs (MAIA)
  • MA in Global Policy (MGP)
  • MA in International Relations (MAIR)
  • MA in Latin American Studies (LAS MA)
  • International Relations & Juris Doctor
  • International Relations & Master of Business Administration
  • Certificate in African Studies
  • Certificate in Asian Studies
  • Certificate in Latin American Studies
  • Certificate in Muslim Studies

Boston University In The World

AWER Summit: Empowering Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience

AWER Summit: Empowering Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience

The Alliance for Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience (AWER) Summit, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, took place on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. The summit convened stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, academia, and governments to discuss strategies for investing in, empowering, and educating Afghan women and girls. AWER, established by U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken in 2022, aims to foster innovative collaborations to support Afghan women and girls’ access to education, employment, and entrepreneurship....

Christine An’s Cinematic Journey

Christine An’s Cinematic Journey

Christine An (BA IR ’24) debuted "At What Cost" sharing her journey balancing family, passion, and education. Her intentional path forged a dual degree film/IR, shaping her into a global storyteller...