Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs

About: 

UMass Boston’s Global Affairs BA is an interdisciplinary program that prepares you for a career in governance, politics, NGO leadership, consulting, and more. Build a whole-world perspective and become familiar with topics relevant to concerns shared among nations: cultural awareness and sensitivity, international public policy, international security, international development, economics, and environment and geography.

This program is ideal for individuals who seek greater flexibility in study and class session times. Our faculty have developed rigorous, high-quality online educational experiences via the online classroom — with the same support and advising as on campus programs.

Learn more about this program:

To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now to the right.

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Tuition/Fees: 

 Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $410
Returned Check Fee per semester** $28
Total for course*** $1,230 (410 x 3 credits = 1,230)

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*applicable when you register after deadline; non-refundable unless course has been cancelled

** applicable when checks returned unpaid

*** Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Did you know?

University of Massachusetts has earned several awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including:

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell’s B.S. in Information Technology Ranked Among Top Affordable Online IT Degrees by Get Educated in 2011
  • UMass Ranked Among Top 10 Best Colleges in Online Education in Communication & Public Relations Degrees, 2011 by The Best Colleges
  • UMass ranks 19th highest-rated university in the world by the Times of London.
  • UMass ranked 56th in the Times of London’s Top 200
  • UMassOnline, UMass Boston President’s Special Achievement Award, Valerie C. Haven, Sloan-C 2010 Awards
  • University of Massachusetts Ranked Among Top 28 Best Value in Online Education for Human Services & Psychology Professionals, 2009 by Get Educated
  • Ranked Top 10 Online Degrees Colleges- September 2009 (Online Degree Reviews.com)
  • UMassOnline Awarded Public Sector of the Year by Mass Technology Leadership Council , 2008
  • Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program, UMass Lowell's Online Graduate Behavioral Intervention in Autism Program, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • 'Excellence in Online Teaching' Award, Dr. Jeannette E. Riley, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Program of Excellence, University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)-Journalism Certificate
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • UMass Amherst Isenberg MBA, Top 10 national rankings, #4 Best Professors (2005, 2006, 2007 Princeton Review: Best Business Schools rankings)
  • 4th in Primary Care Education, U.S. World Reports
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education - United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
Admissions: 

It's Easy to Apply.

Simply:

1) Apply Online or complete and submit the Degree Program Application Form.

Note: There is a $60 application fee to apply for In-State and Out-of-State Applicants
and $100 application fee for International Applicants

2) Contact the high school or college where you most recently took courses and ask them to send out official transcripts directly to:

University of Massachusetts Boston
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125-3393

3) For more undergraduate admissions information click here.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with your program manager or advisor to determine your eligibility. Generally, if you are matriculated in a degree program and are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester, you may qualify for financial aid. Please review our Financial Aid Checklist below.

  1. Fill out the FAFSA form at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  2. It is important to list the University of Massachusetts Boston school code number 002222.
  3. For more information please click here.

Request Information

Contact: 
Denise Sharif
Phone: 
617-287-7918
Campus: 
Boston
Level: 
Undergraduate
Type: 
Bachelor's Degree
Credits: 
120
Tuition Per Credit: 
$410
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Business Management
Liberal Arts and Humanities
Social and Political Sciences