Requirements for the M.A. in Global Studies

Courses in the M.A. in Global Studies are designated by the AG prefix. A total of 30 credits are required for graduation, to be distributed as follows:

FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN 2011 OR AFTER

Credit-track students
Foundational courses in AG * 4 credits
Elective courses in AG ** 26 credits
Research Guidance *** 0 credit
Graduation Project **** 0 credit
Thesis-track students
Foundational courses in AG * 4 credits
Elective courses in AG ** 22 credits
Research Guidance *** 0 credit
Thesis Seminar **** 4 credits
Master's Thesis **** 0 credit

* Students are required to take AG741 and AG745 as Foundational Courses.

** Up to 8 credits of non-AG courses (BD, JS and graduate courses in any other program at Sophia University) can be counted as Elective Courses.

*** Taken every semester.

**** Typically taken in the final semester.


FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN 2008-2010

Credit-track students
Foundational courses in AG * 4 credits
Elective courses in AG ** 26 credits
Graduation Project 0 credit
Thesis-track students
Foundational courses in AG * 4 credits
Elective courses in AG ** 22 credits
Thesis Guidance *** 4 credits
Master's Thesis *** 0 credit

* Students may take more than 4 credits of AG Foundational Courses and count them as Elective Course credits. Since all foundational courses have been changed from 2011, students who have not completed Foundational Courses should take AG741 and AG745 as Foundational Courses.

** Up to 8 credits of non-AG courses (BD, JS and graduate courses in any other program at Sophia University) can be counted as Elective Courses.

*** Typically taken in the final semester.