Advocacy in the Global Environment

The Master’s of Advocacy in the Global Environment offers innovative experiential learning opportunities for professionals involved in all aspects of global politics and advocacy, from lobbying to strategic public relations, campaigns and influence building.

 

The program provides a hands-on education – not simply a theoretical exploration of advocacy around the globe.  Beyond being taught by experts in the global advocacy field, the unique Global Perspective Residencies will give participants first-hand ‘in-region’ experiences.  Students will get a real sense of how governments are influenced and will have the ability to network with top political, governmental, media and business leaders.

This dynamic graduate program prepares students to succeed in the growing professional of global advocacy – whether they work for multi-national corporations, international non-profits, individual governments or quasi-international government entities. 

  • 13 courses (39-credit hour) program
  • Designed for both working professionals and full-time students with classes meeting conveniently Monday through Thursday night in Washington, DC, close to the U.S. Capitol
  • The program is also offered in a fully online format
  • The degree can be completed in as little as one year; however, the usual student takes two classes per semester, and finishes in two years
  • 12 course hours are dedicated to immersion in four regions around the globe – North America (Washington, DC), Europe (Brussels), Middle East and Africa (Istanbul), Asia (Hong Kong) and Latin America (Sao Paulo)

Focus Areas

The program is designed to meet specific career goals.  Students can focus on either global advocacy or international public relations. The specific student should work with their program advisor to select courses to meet individual aspirations.

Global Advocacy:  If you want to become an advocate or lobbyist for a multi-national corporation, international business association, non-profit with global interests, regional or specific nation-state government, or a quasi-international organization, the Global Advocacy concentration will teach you the skills needed to succeed in these fields.

International Public Relations: If you are interested in becoming a senior communications professional for a multi-national corporation, international business association, non-profit with global interests, a regional or specific nation-state government, or a quasi-international organization, the International Public Relations concentration will teach you the skills needed to succeed in these fields.

If you have a particular interest in one region or one nation, you can work with your program director to design your elective course to meet your requirements.

Other Resources

Advocacy in the Global Environment Degree Requirements
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Advocacy in the Global Environment Faculty
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