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Global Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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. 
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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


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:

    Rolling admission after the deadline.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • 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:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Official SAT/ACT test scores (without essay) will be required for applicants to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and for applicants to both undergraduate colleges
  • Students applying to BFA programs in the College of Art and Design must also submit a digital portfolio of 12-20 pieces.
  • If you are dually enrolled in college coursework or simply taking some college level classes, you may submit official college transcripts electronically through a variety of secure sites such as, but not limited to; Parchment, Credential Solutions, E-Scrip Safe, Clearinghouse, Naviance/Common Application, JST Services

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 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.


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