Mission

This program is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge in the field of International and Civil Society Organizations and specifically NGOs and NPOs. The Master’s program is aimed at those students planning or embarking upon a career in independent international, regional and local organizations and those that operate under the umbrella of the United Nations and its various agencies, as well as other major development actors in the MENA-region and Arab World and beyond.

Total Credits
36
Apply Before
January 2018
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Program Educational Objectives

This program is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge in the field of International and Civil Society Organizations and specifically NGOs and NPOs. The Master‘s program is aimed at those students planning or embarking upon a career in independent international, regional and local organizations and those that operate under the umbrella of the United Nations and its various agencies, as well as other major development actors in the MENA-region and Arab World, and beyond.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:
  1. 1.Build on previous experience and expertise in the field of law and demonstrate academic analytical skills with respect to legal practices in the MENA region;
  2. 2.Carry out original research in the field of legal studies and present publishable papers on the topic;
  3. 3.Demonstrate practical and professional skills needed for theoretical and applied research with respect to the legal system in the MENA region;
  4. 4.Coherently and convincingly critique international methods used to study legal processes in the MENA region and provide alternative research approaches.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements, applicants should have a B.A. in Political Science, or Public Administration, or International Affairs and Diplomacy, International Law, or other related fields.

Successful passing of the EET Entrance Exam with a minimum score of 600 is required (p. 66 general catalogue), students’ undergraduate GPA of 3.0 minimum, work experience, letters of recommendation, motivation for a career and leadership are all taken into consideration. The Faculty may require the GRE exam for non-NDU students, and the following prerequisite courses may be required of non-major applicants.

  1. 1.MA in Political Science: IAF 211, POS 201, POS 210 or equivalent by petition;
  2. 2.MA in Public Administration: PAD 201, POS 201, POS 210 or equivalent by petition;
  3. 3.MA in International Affairs and Diplomacy: IAF 211, IAF 321, POS 201 or equivalent by petition;
  4. 4.MA in International Affairs and Diplomacy - International Law Emphasis: IAF 211, IAF 401, POS 442.

Graduation Requirements

Students seeking the degree of MA in GIR must meet the University graduation requirements and complete one of the following two options with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0/4.0: 36 credits of course work in addition to a comprehensive written and oral examination; or Successful completion of 30 credits course work and six credits thesis.

Courses

Major Electives (15cr.)

Choose any 5 NGO courses from those listed in the catalog.

Free Electives (6cr.)

NGO 693 Internship in an NGO and another course related to the major Or any two courses related to the major.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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