Degree Programs

The Center for Governance and Sustainability, home of the GEG Project, is part of the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance located within the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

The Department offers 3 graduate-level degrees:

The Master of Arts (MA) in Conflict Resolution offers a comprehensive curriculum encompassing conflict resolution skill, practice, analysis, theory, and research. Students have the opportunity to explore conflict in a context of particular interest to them. Areas of concentration offered by the department include organizational and international conflict.

The MSPA in International Relations prepares students to face a wide range of global policy problems through a flexible, interdisciplinary program. The program is oriented towards equipping individuals with the skills needed to work in an international organization, internationally oriented national or local government agencies, an international non-profit or non-governmental organization, international business, or to continue an academic career.

In 2012, the Department launched an interdisciplinary Global Governance and Human Security doctoral degree program, which provides scholars with the platform to explore global issues from multiple perspectives and methodological approaches. Its goal is to prepare students to provide intellectual leadership as academics, researchers, or practitioners in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental agencies, media, national governments, think tanks, and private companies.

For more information about the PhD program in Global Governance and Human Security, visit: