Department of Political Science
Rhodes Tower 1744
Charles Hersch, Department Chair
Neda Zawahri, Graduate Program Director
The Master of Arts in Global Interactions (MAGI) is a professional program that prepares students for employment in private, nonprofit, and governmental enterprises that have international operations. The program is not recommended for students seeking a Ph.D. or other higher academic degrees. Rather, it focuses on the development of skills needed in the modern, globalized marketplace. The program’s approach is based on three principles:
- Interdisciplinary breadth – with coursework from Economics, Communication, Modern Languages, included in core offerings. Additional coursework from History, Law, Accounting, Finance, Management and Labor Relations, and Marketing may be chosen for specializations.
- Balance – blending the advantages of traditional academic coursework and courses focusing on practical, problem-solving skills
- Demand – The curriculum responds to the demands of our key stakeholders, and prepares students for the complexities of the global economy
Types of Applicants
Applicants are welcomed from virtually all academic backgrounds, but typically applicants have a background in either the social sciences or business. The strong emphasis on workplace skills is ideal for students who have just completed a baccalaureate degree but do not have significant work experience. Mid-career professionals will find that the program provides an academic challenge that will enhance and expand their skills beyond the traditional confines of the workplace.
The program is anchored by the assumption that the world is increasingly interdependent. As such, the skills offered by the program are relevant to virtually any profession. However, the program is more specifically oriented toward the following career areas:
- International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
- International Governmental Organizations (IGOs)
- Government Agencies with an International Focus
- International Businesses
Faculty Research and Publications
The faculty in the Political Science department have a distinguished record of publication. In the fields of international relations and comparative politics, the faculty have publications focusing on Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.
Current faculty information can be located on the Cleveland State University Faculty Profile page.
Admissions and Financial Assistance
Applicants to the Master of Arts in Global Interactions Program must meet the minimum requirements established by the College of Graduate Studies and the MA program faculty. Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
If the undergraduate grade point average is below 3.0, scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and two letters of recommendation are also required. In addition, non-native English speakers must demonstrate English-language proficiency as described here: http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/international/admissions/graduate/admission_requirements.html
All students need to have taken macro and micro economics as undergraduates. Financial aid in the form of a Graduate Assistantship is available to a limited number of graduate students.
Apply Now: http://www.csuohio.edu/gradcollege/admissions/apply.html