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McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

The McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies offers three undergraduate academic programs; Global Affairs, BA (online), Global Aging and LIfe Course Studies, BA, and the Frank J. Manning Certificate in Gerontology (online)

You may also be interested in pursuing an Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) in one of the following areas: Conflict Resolution, MA;  Gerontology: Research/Policy, MS; Gerontology: Management of Aging Services, MS (online); International Relations, MA; Public Administration, MPA.  

The mission of the Global Affairs BA (online) Program is to prepare its graduates for careers in international and global organizations, international nonprofits, diplomacy, etc.  It also prepares students who may wish to pursue graduate work in the fields of: International Relations, International Business, Human Rights, Public Policy, Law, among other areas of study. 

The online nature of this bachelor’s degree is ideal for individuals who seek greater flexibility in study and meeting times to achieve their dreams. It is particularly ideal for people who work full or part-time, are trying to attain a better work-life balance and those who are active in the military and for their families who may be concerned about pursuing a degree in a brick and mortar institution only to have to abandon that course work when their enlisted spouse must change their location. 

Additional resources for Global Affairs students:  General Education requirements for the Global Affairs major can be found here. Transfer Credit Process & Start on Track as a Global Affairs Major.  Video - Global Affairs Degree Audit explanation

The world’s population is aging at an unprecedented rate, affecting the way societies around the globe deal with the growing number of older people. This online program introduces students to the issues, questions, perspectives, needs, and contributions of older persons and compares the opportunities and challenges associated with aging populations internationally.

This six-course, online Manning Certificate Program equips students with skills and resources necessary to build rewarding careers in gerontology and provides current practitioners the credentials to advance. Students will gain an understanding of the aging network and aging process through direct service, research, field placements, social and public policy, and legislative advocacy for older people.