When you join the Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program, you will learn to think critically about Canadian and global challenges. Your classes will push you to rigorously evaluate policies, to ask not just how things are done today, but how they can be done better. You will participate in a variety of student leadership initiatives, from Global Conversations to the Indigenous Policy Initiative. You will learn how to negotiate in complex strategic environments, how to adapt a government to the digital age, and how to lead a team of talented colleagues.
As a two year program, the MGA combines both academic and practical training. During your first year, you will be introduced to the core theories and tools of global affairs, covering topics like global security, development, human rights, innovation policy, and global markets.
The following summer, the expert staff of the School will help you find an internship that matches your skills and interests. In the second year, you will bring the experience of that internship back into the classroom and into your extracurricular activities while deepening your expertise and preparing to launch your career.
The University of Toronto is an international community, and your fellow students will come from all over the world. Our alumni, in turn, take positions all over the world. When you need to find an expert on Japan, you can go to the Centre for the Study of Global Japan. When you want to learn more about Ukraine, you can go to the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine. Whatever region of the world catches your interest today, you can find an expert to meet, a speech to attend, or a class to take that will answer your questions and give you a hundred new ones.
Daily life at the Munk School includes lots of classes, but just as importantly, you will spend your time surrounded by a rich community of peers, alumni, faculty, fellows, staff, and visitors.