Global Studies & International Relations

Prepare for internationally focused positions in the U.S. or abroad with our practical, interdisciplinary and interactive Master of Science in Global Studies and International Relations.

Potential career paths:

  • Charity Officer
  • Diplomat
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Social Researcher
  • Government Officer
  • Diplomatic Services Operational Officer

If you want to earn your master’s in Global Studies and International Relations at Northeastern, Global Pathways can help you succeed through rigorous language training, cultural activities, and support.

Global Pathways

Entry Requirements

To enter this Global Pathways program, you must meet the College of Professional Studies’ admissions scores. Please note, your English language score will determine the length of your Global Pathways studies.

English Language for Global Pathways

English Score for 1 term:
TOEFL iBT 74 / IELTS 6.5 / PTE 50 / Duolingo 100

English Score for 2 term:
TOEFL iBT 61 / IELTS 6.0 (no band below 5.5) / PTE 46 / Duolingo 90

English Score for 3 term:
TOEFL iBT 55 / IELTS 5.5 (no band below 5.0) / PTE 42 / Duolingo 85

English Score for conditional admissions for 3 term:
TOEFL iBT 45 / IELTS 4.5 / PTE 38 / Duolingo 80

GPA for Global Pathways Entry

2.5

Admission Test Scores for Global Pathways

None

Global Pathways Start Date

January
May
August

Global Pathways Tuition

One Semester:
$15,200 USD

Two Semesters:
$26,075 USD

Three Semesters:
$35,000 USD*

*Three semester option only available in the College of Professional Studies

Transferrable Credits

2-4

Global Pathways Duration

One Semester:
4 months


Two Semesters:
8 months


Three Semesters:
12 months*


*Three semester option only available in the College of Professional Studies

What you’ll study

Once you are admitted to this Global Pathways program, you will participate in the following courses. In your final semester, you’ll participate in a content course specific to your desired master’s degree.

Curriculum

 

One Semester Program

Research & Writing for Grad School
Advanced Reading for Grad School
Advanced Listening & Speaking for Grad School
Global Corporate & Social Responsibility OR Technology & Human Values OR Career Exploration

 

Two Semester Program

First Semester
Writing for Grad School
Culture & Communication for Grad School
Sociology of Boston
Reading in the Field
Second Semester
Research & Writing for Grad School
Advanced Reading for Grad School
Advanced Listening & Speaking for Grad School
Global Corporate & Social Responsibility OR Technology & Human Values OR Career Exploration
CPS: Interdisciplinary Foundations
Grad Day: Course from destination program

 

Three Semester Program *

First Semester
Principles Reading & Writing
Principles of Listening & Speaking
Core Structure & Vocabulary
American Culture & Society
Second Semester
Writing for Grad School
Culture & Communication for Grad School
Sociology of Boston
Reading in the Field
Third Semester
Research & Writing for Grad School
Advanced Reading for Grad School
Advanced Listening & Speaking for Grad School
Global Corporate & Social Responsibility OR Technology & Human Values OR Career Exploration
CPS: Interdisciplinary Foundations
Grad Day: Course from destination program

*Three semester option only available in the College of Professional Studies

Degree Progression to MS Global Studies & International Relations

Master’s Degree Progression Requirements

After successful completion of your Global Pathways courses, you must meet the following criteria to enter the Master of Science in Global Studies & International Relations:

English Language for Degree Progression

TOEFL 79 (writing score 20)
IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0)
PTE 53
Duolingo 105
NU Global 84
equivalent in NU English Exam

GPA for Degree Progression

3.0

Admission Test Scores for Degree Progression

None

Degree Program Details

Degree Progression Start Date

August
January
April
July

Degree Progression Program Tuition

$34,400 USD

Total Degree Progression Credits

46

Degree Progression Program Lengths

18-24 Months