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Global & International Studies - FAS Concentration

The Foreign Affairs Studies (FAS) concentration allows highly motivated students to focus on a specific world region while earning the Global & International Studies MA. The primary regional focus offered is the Middle East and North Africa.

The FAS Concentration is designed to meet the needs of Army Foreign Affairs Officers (FAOs), but it is also available to civilian students with comparable language training and in-country experience. It allows such well-prepared students to deepen and diversify their area expertise and, because it can be completed as an intensive program that runs fall-spring-summer, it allows FAOs to complete the MA within the 12-month constraint set by the Army's FAO program. 

Note: Because of special provisional requirements, this program's tuition and fees are slightly higher than those of our standard MA.

For additional information on degree requirements for the Foreign Area Studies concentration, please see our FAS Degree Checklist (PDF).

For questions, you may contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Erik Scott, or the Graduate Academic Advisor, Clare Thoman.


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