Sample Program Plans

Our students arrive from all over the globe and pursue interests that take them throughout Columbia’s rich resources. These sample program plans illustrate the MA in Global Thought degree program format and provide examples of some different types of individualized degree programs.

The Sustainable Entrepreneur

A student who has interests in a career in social entrepreneurship, being part of building companies that are about more than improving convenience, but enriching opportunity in developing communities. This student wants to strengthen an undergraduate business degree with a minor in Latin American studies.

Sample Program MA Student 1








The Activist

Focused on problem solving and the difficult trans-border social issues of the modern world, this student is primarily involved with migrant issues, after working to build a campus organization on migrant welfare as an undergraduate which led to two successful internships. This student plans to enter a career in the non-profit or NGO sector.

Sample Program MA Student 2








The Academic

This student plans to pursue PhD study, but wants to bring contemporary globalism to their applications in Social Theory and History. The student hasn’t decided exactly what sub-field to pursue in later studies, but is looking to explore options and approaches.

Sample Program MA Student 3