Careers & Skills

This interdisciplinary master's program prepares scholars and analysts to provide intellectual leadership working in international organizations, nongovernment agencies, the media, national governments, think tanks, and the private sector. It is also a good foundation for further academic study in related fields including international law, international business, and the social sciences.

Faculty Expertise

Our faculty are active in research, service, and policy analysis and development in the following areas: 

  • conflict resolution and crisis intervention
  • environmental governance and politics
  • gender studies
  • global health
  • human security
  • peace and conflict studies
  • political economy
  • refugee and migration studies
  • sustainability
  • United Nations reform

Faculty profiles

Learning Outcomes

  • a solid theoretical foundation in the concepts of global governance and human security, and in the range of actors, systems, and patterns that compose our increasingly dynamic global system
  • the ability to identify, assess, and address current and emerging human security issues in their geopolitical and governance contexts
  • advanced academic skills in interdisciplinary research methods and design, across a variety of methodologies

Center for Governance and Sustainability

Linking analytical rigor and policy action in environmental, developmental and sustainability governance globally through state-of-the-art research, interactive dialogue, and comprehensive training for innovative leadership.

Director: Maria Ivanova, PhD
Contact: maria.ivanova@umb.edu

Center for Governance and Sustainability website

Center for Peace Democracy and Development

Promoting conflict resolution, democracy, economic development, education building, media development, and legal and judicial reform through partnerships and training programs across the globe.

Executive Director: Darren Kew, PhD
Contact: darren.kew@umb.edu

Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development website

Other McCormack Graduate School Research Centers and Institutes

Our nationally and internationally known centers and institutes also provide students with opportunities for jobs, internships, and possible thesis or dissertation data. 

Full list of McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Study Centers and Institutes