Advance your career by earning a graduate degree in International Affairs in the Washington DC area
Address complex global issues through multidisciplinary, problem solving and participatory learning
Today’s most pressing political, economic, environmental, and social challenges are truly global. Traditional frameworks and singularly disciplinary approaches are no longer sufficient for making sense of the complex and changing landscape of global affairs. To be effective, meeting that challenge requires knowledge from the social sciences, humanities, policy studies, arts, and advanced technologies.
The Government and International Affairs (GIA) program provides researchers and students the skills to leverage their experiences and further their knowledge of contemporary security and economic governance practices. Combining theory and practice, the programs in Government and International Affairs enable students and practitioners to develop critical thinking and learn how to conduct interdisciplinary, innovative, and independent research.
What the Government and International Affairs program offers
- Flexible scheduling designed for the full-time working professionals
- Individual guidance from academic advisers
- Classes taught in small seminars and mostly in the evenings
- Online classes taught by full-time faculty
- Study Abroad option for full-time students
- One of the most cost-competitive graduate programs in the Washington D.C. area
The opportunity to become part of the large Virginia Tech networking community and have access to all that VT has to offer at its different locations in Virginia.
We are conveniently located in Old Town Alexandria (blocks away from the King Street metro).
Learn more about our programs, faculty, students, and alumni by exploring this website and by attending an upcoming information session:
October 12th 6:00pm – 7:30pm
November 16th 6:00pm – 7:30pm