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Global Master of Arts Program: Testimonials and Careers


Webster University GMA Student Testimonials:

Lauren Richardson
Ross Bethune

"The Global Master of Arts in International Relations program provides a truly unique experience. I not only learned from professors from around the world, but put those lessons into practice. I am able to understand international issues outside of the US perspective, from both politically aligned and non-aligned countries. Students are challenged both in and out of the classroom, from coursework and professional development seminars, to living and working in countries with diverse cultures. As someone that enjoys travel and constant movement, this program definitely delivered. I now have long-lasting friendships and connections that I would not have made otherwise. For a successful year, I recommend taking every opportunity offered you and asking as many questions as possible along the way. This was a life-changing year for me!”

Kyle Flemming

“The program encourages individuals with distinctive views, interests and professional backgrounds to engage and collaborate with one another in a way that affords a rich exchange of ideas about international affairs and global issues.”

Nicole CorveyNicole Corvey

“The life experiences I gained from the program surpassed my expectations. It was by far the best year of my life so far.”

Liz ByersLiz Byers

“Being a Chatham House fellow in London was the best part about the professional seminar… This is the perfect chance to live all over the world and experience different ways of life and cultures… My classmates became my family. They were truly the best part.”

Ross BethuneRoss Bethune

“Observing OSCE meetings during the Russian–Georgian conflict of 2008 helped to expose me to the high intensity reality that every state faces. New experiences, friends, amazing memories, professional contacts and a more complete worldview are things that only Webster’s Global MA program can deliver.”



Amelia Napiorkowski
Amelia Napiorkowski

“When I first began Webster University's Global Master of Arts in International Relations program, I was completely awe-stricken by its uniqueness in the field of higher education. Earning a graduate certificate in a sub-field of international relations, in addition to a Master’s degree, allowed me to specialize and hone in on my personal interests. I had phenomenal international development courses in Accra, Ghana! Experiential learning is definitely the defining quality of this program, and I believe it is the best way to study international relations. If you love travel, diverse cultures and challenging your perceptions, an incredible opportunities awaits.”

Anna FeigumAnna Feigum

"Whether this program is right for you depends on your personal experiences and goals...This program is partially about learning your options and opportunities for career paths, as we visit a great deal of varying organizations in every city. Aligned with this, the program itself is a fairly broad one, aimed to familiarize us with the different aspects of international relations (humanitarian issues, the UN, regional studies, etc).

"This program is definitely a trying and rewarding one… New academic topics coupled with the day-to-day stresses of living in unfamiliar places—and I even traveled/studied abroad a few times as St. Olaf College—has absolutely fostered personal growth, both intellectually and in gaining a better understanding of myself.

"If you want what you learn in the classroom to apply to your everyday world, travel and gain experience in unfamiliar situations, I would recommend the global program...I can assure you that this was one of the best decisions I have ever made."

Megan ParkerMegan Parker

“When you are given the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in 11 months, while living in different countries, you take it. You take it, you live it, you embrace, and you learn it!”

Henok YemaneHenok Yemane

“Throughout the many exciting opportunities and adventures, this program challenges you to abandon your comfort zone, allowing you to appreciate spontaneity over familiarity.”

Angel Cintron, Jr.Angel Cintron, Jr.

“The program provides an amazing opportunity to be exposed to different cultures and perspectives. It forces you to learn, unlearn, and relearn, not only international politics, but also some of your very own worldviews.”


 What can I do with a Global Master of Arts in International Relations degree?

 A degree in international relations provides students with a solid foundation from which to address pressing humanitarian, security, and governance challenges faced by the global community. Within this interdisciplinary field, you will work across national borders to examine the legal, historical, socioeconomic, and political factors that influence international decision-making and shape global dynamics.

Graduates of the Global MA program have gone on to work at governmental agencies, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and multinational corporations, as well as pursue other advanced degrees.

Global Alumni have been employed by or interned at:

  • Accion, a microfinance and microlending organization
  • Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs in Canberra, Australia
  • Bai, Inc., a contracting company that deals with defense, homeland security and nonproliferation
  • Chemonics International, Inc., an international development consulting firm
  • Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL), Denver, Colorado
  • Forbes Magazine, Romanian edition
  • Foreign Policy Association's Great Decision Program
  • Deloitte
  • Good Knight Security Services, a private security company in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Grassroots Campaigns, which raises money for Save the Children
  • GreaterCapital, a part of GreaterGoodSA, Cape Town, South Africa
  • The International Institute of St. Louis, a nonprofit that assists immigrants and refugees
  • International Stability Operations Association
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), The Hague
  • Mershon Center for International Security Studies,The Ohio State University
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • United Nations Environment Program in Bangkok, Thailand
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • United Nations International Service of Human Rights in New York City
  • Sapient Government Services - Health Resources and Services Administration division of the National Institutes of Health
  • PSI, Southern Africa department, a leading global health organization
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Bangkok, Thailand
  • UNICEF New York Headquarters, Child Protection Unit
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Commerce Department
  • U.S. Peace Corps
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Webster University, Leiden, the Netherlands and Webster Groves, Missouri campuses

Webster Global International Relations alumni also have continued their education or earned fellowships after the program:

  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis
  • Colorado Technical University - Doctoral of Management in Homeland Security
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (a year-long, federally funded fellowship for study and work in Germany)
  • Webster University – MA in International Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Webster University – Master of Business Administration

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