Global public affairs Courses

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This program is 100% online and asynchronous, without scheduled meeting times. 

However, the highly-encouraged study abroad program includes synchronous, scheduled meeting times. 

Discover Kyrgyzstan with Politics and Society in Central Asia; Brussels, Belgium with Policies and Institutions of the European Union; or Costa Rica with Social Justice, Human Rights and Narratives in Costa Rica. Visit the application page or browse study abroad programs.

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The chart below shows the courses offered in the program. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Nondegree-seeking enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 3 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs