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Global Studies, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cambridge, MA, United States
The Global Studies major at Lesley University offers students the opportunity to study individuals, societies, institutions and processes globally— their historical development, cultural orientation, behavior and environment. 

Overview

The Global Studies major offered by Lesley University is well suited to students wishing to pursue graduate studies, planning careers with an international and/or multicultural orientation, and for those interested in law, policy, and advocacy. 

Students will be able to:

  • design, conduct and evaluate interdisciplinary social science research in global studies.
  • analyze international policies and processes and their impacts on local, national and global communities.
  • assess the theories and components (e.g. geographic, historical, cultural, ecological, political and economic) of globalization.
  • assess issues of rights, advocacy and social responsibility from local, national and global perspectives.
  • integrate and apply theory to experiential and emerging professional practice.
  • demonstrate clarity and precision in written and oral communication.

Coursework will include a focus on the following interdisciplinary areas:

  • Political, economic and cultural globalization
  • Global social change regarding people, institutions and systems
  • Social justice and human rights
  • Cultural and environmental transformation
  • Policy and Advocacy

Careers

Job opportunities for global studies majors are projected to increase by over seven percent in the next ten years in a wide range of industries, including:
  • Colleges and Universities
  • National Security
  • International Affairs
  • Public Relations
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Elementary and Secondary Schools

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    On rolling admissions

    3 Intakes per year

    • August
    • January
    • May
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World Geography
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Perspectives on International Relations
  • Introduction to Globalization
  • Senior Capstone Seminar: Global Social Change
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Students must visit our website and upload academic transcripts (including completion certificate, if available) along with English proficiency score (if available)
  • When applying, students will need to submit academic transcripts.
  • Students may need to submit one to three recommendations from teachers, professors, colleagues, or supervisors.
  • Students may need to write a written personal statement, submit a portfolio, or supply writing samples.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Lesley Global Academic Advantage: 6,000 - 20,000 USD
  • Apply by: First come, first served
  • Eligibility:  Will be determined upon receiving application

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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