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MA in Globalization Studies

Description of globalization studies program

What is Globalization Studies?

McMaster's MA in Globalization Studies provides students with the opportunity to think creatively about cultural, political, social and economic globalizing processes in the contemporary era. These processes, often accelerated by information and communication technologies, have redefined in unequal ways how individuals and communities experience and view the world. They also present new challenges to scholars intent on understanding both the contemporary era and its historical antecedents.

"What drew me to the MA program was the professors (their academic interests, intellectual orientations, and reputations), the courses offered (multidisciplinary, variety, and match to my interests), the impression that students would receive a great deal of attention from the faculty, and the degree of flexibility built into the program. Classes and professors have met and exceeded my expectations – and my colleagues are a really great group of students."

– Alex Diceanu, BA in Political Science, Wilfred Laurier University.

Students in the program can take courses and conduct research on globalization in relation to a wide range of topics such as contemporary culture; diasporic, transnational and multicultural communities; global governance; international trade and finance; and social, environmental and labour issues.

All students admitted to the program receive an offer of financial support that includes a teaching assistantship and a graduate scholarship. All eligibal students are also considered for OGS, SSHRC Master's and other internal awards.

Our faculty members work together in an interdisciplinary way. They come from departments across the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences including Anthropology; English and Cultural Studies; History; Labour Studies; Social WorkPolitical Science; and Religious Studies. The program fosters a strong sense of collegiality between faculty and students from all participating departments.


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