Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies is dedicated to advancing human progress and improving the human condition through rigorous and creative undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; pathbreaking research; and active engagement in innovative initiatives that apply this education and knowledge to make a real-world difference in the critical challenges humanity faces. The Pardee School’s graduate program offers nine graduate degrees and two certificates under the auspices of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. These degree programs offer a special blend of academic and practical applications, a deep commitment to inter-disciplinarity, and a multidisciplinary curriculum that enhances students’ holistic knowledge of global and transnational affairs.

The Pardee School approach to education and research transcends the boundaries that separate academic departments and programs. Our research and education weave together the strands of social science, natural science, and humanities methods and insights to create more integrated knowledge. Our education aims to produce globally competent scholars and citizens in all walks of life and professional specialists and leaders in international affairs. Our work is academic and engaged, grounded in a deep understanding of the past, a rigorous analysis of the present, and an unwavering commitment to a better future. The breadth of degree offerings meets the educational needs and career goals of our diverse student body. The rigorous curriculum prepares students for a wide range of careers in academia, diplomacy, foreign service, journalism, international development, global environmental policy, international nonprofits, global business, media, and foreign policy analysis.

The Pardee School consists of two divisions: International Studies and Regional Studies. The school is housed within the College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Dual Degree Programs

Certificates