As the world becomes smaller and more interconnected, it is becoming easier to see how events happening 'overseas' often have a direct effect on our own countries and lives, whether they be wars, trade deals, viral outbreaks or technological advancements.
Careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors necessitate professionals who recognize that interdependence and that it can be a force for national and global advancement. Graduate schools of international affairs help students to gain an understanding of regions, languages, and global trends as well as experience in problem solving, teamwork, and analysis.
Proximity to the nation's capital is a considerable advantage for those dreaming of a career in politics, government, and public service, and few schools are closer to the policy- and decision-makers of Washington, D.C. than the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
The proximity to potential future workplaces and important internships is just the beginning of the numerous advantages an education at the Schar School affords. With 22 undergraduate and graduate programs, part-time and full-time options, and dedicated career services advisors, the Arlington, VA based Schar School prepares graduates for important positions in key agencies across a wide spectrum of specialties.
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The Mark O. Hatfield School's cutting edge MPP degree is designed to meet the growing demand for public policy professionals in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. The degree is built on the disciplinary foundations of the study of public policy within the fields of political science, public administration, and economics. Their MPA degree prepares students for ethical, competent and effective public service for a variety of responsibilities in policy, management and leadership. The degree offers six areas of specialization, namely local government, nonprofit management, global leadership and management, human resource management, natural resources policy and management, and health administration.
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