School of Public and Global Affairs
Welcome to the School of Public and Global Affairs.
Our unique graduate school programs prepare professionals for advancement in the public and non-profit sectors — as well as helping aspiring public servants launch their careers — through a focus on professional education and research.
The FDU School of Public and Global Affairs offers multiple dimensions of professional and global education and research:
- The Master of Science in Cyber and Homeland Security Administration (CHSA) is a fully online program for leadership in enforcing and ensuring cyber and homeland security.
- The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) builds administrative and leadership skills for experienced working professionals in the private, government, and not-for-profit sectors.
- The Master of Arts in Student Services Administration (MASS) is the professional degree to build career credentials in administrative support and student services in higher education.
- The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the internationally-recognized management degree for leadership in the public and non-profit sectors, whether on a global or local scale.
- The Master of Arts in Global Affairs is offered primarily to consular and diplomatic staff from around the globe. Key professors include former United Nations Ambassadors and Consuls General and other outstanding professionals and academics who lead small, in-person classes primarily in consulates and missions to the United Nations.
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Hi, I'm Dr. Peter Woolleny, Director of the School of Public and Global Affairs here at Fairleigh Dickinson University. With four campuses in three countries, the US, UK and Canada, we're very proud of our graduates and very proud of our graduate students in all of our programs: The Master of Public Administration, Master of Administrative Science, the Master of Student Services Administration, Master of Cyber and Homeland Security, and the Master of Arts in Global Affairs. We encourage four year undergraduate students at Fairleigh Dickinson University to use their last few semesters to bridge into a Master's level program. And we encourage adults who need to complete their undergraduate degree to complete that degree with us and step right into a Master's level program. Each of these programs is tailored to the professional. And each program is guided by faculty who are professionals and have spent a long time in the field, whether as Director of the Department of Labor for as a university president, or as Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, or working with county prosecutors, or as a UN ambassador. Our typical student has been in the workforce for several years and now wants to rise or take charge. They work as first responders, they work in the armed forces. They work in local, state, and county governments. They work in hospitals and all kinds of non-profits. They work in agencies from the United Nations to local food banks, and they come from all over New Jersey, all over the Tri-State region, and in fact, from 60 countries around the world. They like that we offer project-based learning where they are part of a problem solving team. They like that they can attend classes on any of our four campuses, or at an off-campus site, or by teleconference. They join in from around the world from Afghanistan to Timor-Leste. They like that they can work with their peers directly and they like to meet students from, well, everywhere. To learn more about each of our programs, to meet our distinguished professors, and to find out about the experiences of our students, please join us. I hope to see you too, around campus.