WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$18,964 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Master of Global Affairs
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Campus:Cairo Campus
Application Deadline: March 2021
Programme Overview

The Master of Global Affairs (MGA) is administered by the Department of Public Policy and Administration in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. The program prepares students for leadership and responsibility positions in the conduct of global affairs and public policy in governments and international and regional multilateral agencies as well as in business and civil society organizations. It is expected that students will be drawn from and/or employed in mid-career positions in institutions working in global affairs or demonstrate promise for such careers, based on their commitment and their academic and professional background.
The MGA program aims to provide students with knowledge and professional skills required for the functioning of the global system in an inclusive manner at the international and national levels, combining conceptual understanding with analytic skills and knowledge of global affairs. Through this program, students will gain the capability to participate effectively in the formulation and implementation of policies in their own countries and in supporting, guiding, and monitoring action on global affairs at the multilateral level. Ultimately, both their own countries and the global system should benefit from the knowledge acquired.


Courses (33 credit hours)
Students seeking the degree of Master of Global Affairs must complete 33 credit hours of coursework plus a master’s project. The program core, required of all students, consists of 6 courses (18 credits). Students must also complete a concentration of 5 courses (15 credits). Students may elect either the concentration in International Security or the concentration in International Cooperation. Students are required to declare their concentration before beginning their second semester of enrollment in the program. In addition to coursework, students must complete a master’s project consistent with department and university guidelines.

Core Requirement (18 credit hours):
Students must complete four (4) courses in group 1, two (2) course in group 2

Group 1: Complete all four (4) of the following:
– International Organization in Global Governance (3 cr.)
– Diplomacy: Theory and Practice (3 cr.)
– Essentials of Public Policy and Administration (3 cr.)
– Research Methods for Public Policy and Administration (3 cr.)

Group 2: Complete two of the following:
– International Law (3 cr.)
– Issues in International Security (3 cr.)
– Economics for Public Policy Analysis (3 cr.)
– Public Policy and Development (3 cr.)
– Globalization and Development (3 cr.)
– Theory and Practice of Negotiation (3 cr.)
– Qualitative Analysis for Policy and Administration (3 cr.)
– Applied Quantitative Analysis (3 cr.)

Concentration Requirement (15 credit hours):
Students must complete 5 courses in one of the following two areas. In addition to the courses shown for each concentration, students may select a course from the core list shown above as a Group 2 concentration course, if not taken as a core course (i.e., a course may be counted toward only one requirement) or, with advisor approval, may substitute an appropriate offering of PPAD 5199 – Selected Topics in Public Policy and Administration.

MGA Concentration 1: International and Regional Security
5 courses (15 credits) required
Group 1: Required for all students in the concentration
– Contemporary Security Issues in the Middle East (3 cr.)
– Conflict Prevention and Resolution (3 cr.)
– Role of Force: Strategy and Statecraft (3 cr.)

Group 2: Complete two of the following:
– Armament, Arms Control and Disarmament (3 cr.)
– Selected Topics (3 cr.)
– Comparative Foreign Policy: Theories and Applications (3 cr.)
– Regionalism and Regional Integration (3 cr.)
– Special Topics in Public Policy and Administration (1-3 cr.)
– Practicum (3 cr.)
– Migration & Refugee Movements in the Middle East and North Africa (3 cr.)
– Globalization and Development (3 cr.)
– Applied Quantitative Analysis (3 cr.)

MGA Concentration 2: International Cooperation in the Global System
5 courses (15 credits) required
Group 1: Required for all students in concentration
– Regionalism and Regional Integration (3 cr.)
– Multilateral and Bilateral Cooperation for Development (3 cr.)
– Governance of the Global Economy (3 cr.)

Group 2: Complete two of the following:
– Social and Environmental Policy (3 cr.)
– Practicum (3 cr.)
– Comparative Foreign Policy: Theories and Applications (3 cr.)
– Global Health Issues and Policies (3 cr.)
– International Migration & Development (3 cr.)
– Special Topics in Public Policy and Administration (1-3 cr.)

Capstone Project
Students must complete a capstone project that addresses an issue or a challenge in global affairs with relevance to their concentration. The project should be directed towards an external client engaged in this issue. If a member of the client’s staff is not available, the client role may be performed by an alternate designated by the department. The preparation of the capstone project plan and final report must comply with departmental guidelines with regard to client involvement, content, format, and dates. Once the project plan is approved by the supervisor and/ or the client , the student will enroll in PPAD 5293, the capstone project, where they will complete the necessary components per the departmental guidelines and client’s specification. The capstone project may be completed as a group or individual project with client and faculty permission.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must satisfy the university’s graduate admission requirements. Candidates for the MGA are recommended but not required to have two or more years of relevant professional experience.

Application Process
Application Fees for Egyptian Students: $84
Application Fees for International Students: $84

How to Apply
1- Submit the online application form. (Application is available online only). The application can be renewed from the fall to the spring semester of the same academic year only. A new application should be submitted for a new academic year.
2- Fulfill the requirements of your secondary school certificate. The most common secondary school certificates accepted by AUC are listed below. The minimum cut-off scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to University requirements. Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you an offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process.
– Thanawiya Amma
– German Abitur
– IGCSE/GCSE/GCE British Certificate
– International Baccalaureate
– French Baccalaureate
– American High School Diploma
– Canadian Certificates
– Other Certificates

1. Late submission of admission credentials decreases your chances of declaring science and engineering majors because places in these programs are limited.
2. Check that you have fulfilled all the University’s language requirements, as demonstrated by your TOEFL/IELTS scores.
– Results of the TOEFL/IELTS exams may be sent directly to the admissions office. AUC’s code number is 0903
– Both tests should be completed no more than two years prior to the first day of the term for which you are applying for admission
– English placement depends on your TOEFL/IELTS test scores
– Students who believe their placement in the ELI is not appropriate for their level of English proficiency are encouraged to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS. AUC does not offer “exemption” exams of any kind
– The deadline to submit improved English placement test scores is the last working day before the first day of classes each semester

3. Check that you have submitted all required documents by the set deadlines. Your application and a final admission decision will be pending the submission of all these documents. Applications submitted after the set deadlines will be considered according to space availability.
4. Provisional Admission: AUC considers the most academically qualified applicants for provisional admission if they earned excellent grades or submitted the necessary documents prior to the set deadlines.
5. Final acceptance will be given after submitting your final transcript and proof of graduation by or before the assigned deadlines.

About the Application Deadlines:
**Spring Semester (American system) which begins in January and ends in early May, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline October 1, 2020.
**Fall Semester (American system) which starts in late August and ends in late December, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline March 1, 2021.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Masters of Gobal Affairs include:
– Diplomat
– Intelligence Specialist
– Political Analyst
– Lobbyist
– Communication Specialist

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Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students: $18,964
Tuition Fees for International Students: $24,074

**Tuition Fee per year for Egyptian Students: 301,434EGP ($19107)
**Tuition Fee per year for International Students: 382,650EGP ($24255)
– The tuition rate is based on a flat rate of $579 for Egyptian students per credit hour and $735 for international students per credit hour.
– Tuition fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB (Commercial International Bank) exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.
– Tuition fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Ghada Barsoum
Chair Department of Public Policy and Administration
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
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