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Curriculum | MAGP

During the 16-month program, you will complete two short preparatory courses online, and a series of core and elective courses on campus.

Year One  
Term Course(s) Duration
Online Preparatory Courses
  • Introduction to International Economics
  • Introduction to International Politics
July – August
7 weeks
Residency International Policy August
Module I
  • International Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Global Trade & Policy
September – November
(10 weeks; 5 Fridays & Saturdays)
Module II
  • Strategy & the Use of Force
  • Contemporary Issues in American Foreign Policy
  • International Monetary Policy & Banking
December – February
(10 weeks; 5 Fridays & Saturdays)
Residency Policy Simulation March
Module III 
  • Conflict Management & Negotiations
  • Topics in International Development
  • Elective
March – May
(10 weeks; 5 Fridays & Saturdays)
Residency Policy Leadership May
Module IV
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
May – August
(10 weeks; 5 Fridays & Saturdays)
Summer Break    
Year Two
Term Course(s) Duration
Module V
  • Leading Change in a Global Environment
  • Residency Project Preparation
August – November
(10 weeks; 5 Fridays & Saturdays)
Residency (Abroad) Global Policy October (1 week)

Sample Electives

  • Politics and Risk
  • Economic Sanctions and Statecraft
  • US National Security Policymaking Process
  • Global Trends from the Developing World Perspective
  • Contemporary Middle Eastern Affairs
  • Topics in International Finance

Note: Curriculum and dates are subject to change