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Global Studies Alumni

Career Paths

The Curriculum in Global Studies provides students with rich and diverse experiences that afford them nuanced understanding of cultures across the world along with the increasing interconnectedness of ideas, goods, and peoples in our globalized society. Students who complete an undergraduate or master’s degree in Global Studies go on to thrive in a wide array of career fields and graduate degree programs.

Discover some of the professional pathways and graduate degree programs undertaken by Global Studies alumni below. While not exhaustive, this brief summary is meant to illuminate some recent trends in the opportunities afforded to and pursued by Global Studies graduates.

  • J.D. (UNC, Duke, Harvard, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, University of Virginia, NYU, University of Chicago)
  • M.B.A. (UNC, Emory, Wake Forest, Duke, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, University of Chicago)
  • M.Ed/MAT (George Washington, Wake Forest, Boston College, UT Austin)
  • MPH (UNC, Columbia, Michigan, Harvard, Emory)
  • M.A. International Relations/Affairs (George Washington, American, Johns Hopkins, Boston University, Georgetown)
  • M.P.A./M.P.P. (UT Austin, UNC, Princeton, Harvard, Columbia)

Other degree programs of note: M.S.W., M.A.C., M.L.S., M.S.N., PharmD, M.D., and all varieties of M.A./Ph.D programs (Global Studies, Security Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, English, Journalism/Communication, Religion, Geography, City & Regional Planning, Linguistics, Romance Studies, Psychology, etc.)

  • Non-Profit/NGOs (Teach for America, College Advising Corps, ACLU, RTI International, FHI 360)
  • State/Federal Government (US Dept of State, GAO, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, USAID, HUD)
  • Consulting (Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, McKinsey & Company)
  • Banking & Financial Services (Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments)
  • Higher Education Professional (UNC, UNC Greensboro, George Mason, NC State, Virginia Tech, Colorado, USC)
  • Think Tanks (Rand Corp, Rocky Mountain Institute, Mathematica Policy Research, Brookings)

Other careers fields of note: Marketing/Communication, Supply Chain Management, Primary/Secondary Education (Teacher/Administrator), Risk Assessment, Military, Grant Writing

Featured Alumni

View specific Global Studies alumni profiles below.