Virginia Tech Launches New Euro-Atlantic Graduate Program in International Affairs

2018-04-02T17:42:42+00:00 July 10th, 2014|

Virginia Tech and the University of Kent, Brussels, have partnered to offer graduate students an innovative, time efficient way to obtain two advanced degrees in international affairs in the capital cities of the European Union and United States.

Two Capitals, Two Masters in the Government and International Affairs program at the School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies allows prospective students a unique opportunity to study, train, gain experience, and network in Brussels and Washington, D.C., the policy nexus of the Euro-Atlantic relationship.

The program is currently recruiting for the spring and fall 2015 semesters.

The dual master’s degree program is designed for students interested in international affairs. Students spend one year at University of Kent, Brussels, and one year at Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region campus, earning a master’s degree from each university. The program consists of the following:

1. ONE YEAR OF STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT, BRUSSELS (UKB): STUDENTS SELECT AN MA FROM THE FOLLOWING SPECIALIZATIONS: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT AND SECURITY, INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY, EUROPEAN PUBLIC POLICY, OR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

2. ONE YEAR OF STUDY AT VIRGINIA TECH, NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (VT-NCR): STUDENTS ENROLL IN THE MASTER OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (MPIA) PROGRAM.

AT THE END OF TWO YEARS, STUDENTS EARN AN MA FROM UKB, AND AN MPIA FROM VT.

There is still time to enroll for the Fall semester in Brussels. Please contact program director, Dr. Georgeta Pourchot at georgeta@vt.edu, tel. 703-721-0595.

Read more about the Two Capitals, Two Masters program.