In a recent newsletter for Missouri State University‘s The Globally Responsive Education and Teaching (GREAT) program, Master of Global Studies (MGS) Program Director, Dr. Gabriel Ondetti, offered his thoughts on the value of exploring global politics at Missouri State.
Since its creation in 1999 the Master of Global Studies (MGS) program at Missouri State has sought to prepare students for internationally-oriented careers by providing rigorous coursework in international relations and comparative politics, as well as opportunities to develop specific skills like statistical analysis and foreign language fluency. We have attracted applicants not only from many parts of Missouri and the United States, but also from all over the globe. Students from more than 30 different countries and every major world region have obtained an MGS degree.
Our graduates have done well in the job market, taking positions in US government organizations like the Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Agency for International Development, as well as in a variety of international organizations, foreign diplomatic agencies, private businesses, think tanks and non-profit entities. In addition, some have decided to extend their education by pursuing a doctorate in political science or a related discipline and have subsequently taken faculty positions at colleges and universities.
To find out more about the MGS program and read Dr. Ondetti’s comments in their entirety, see GREAT Newsletter.