Political Science & Security

The world has never been more connected by commerce or diplomacy than it is now.  With this strengthened connection comes a great deal of opportunity for better, faster, and more effective trade and cooperation worldwide. Careers in political science and security bridge the gap between nations to deliver peace and prosperity. Below, the Northeastern community has highlighted common questions and issues associated with these unique careers through articles, tips, and how-to guides.

January 7, 2019

Top Counterterrorism Careers & The Skills Needed

Counterterrorism is a growing field with many career opportunities. Here’s a look at everything you need to know about the field to land your dream role.


January 16, 2018

7 International Business Careers That Are in High Demand

Are you interested in pursuing a career within international business? Here are seven roles to consider, from consultant to economist.


November 27, 2017

I Want to Work for the UN: A Guide to Getting Started

Are you interested in working for the UN? Here’s everything you need to know, from the skill sets that will make you successful to the types of careers available.


November 7, 2017

What Do Diplomats Do? A Student’s Guide

A diplomat’s career is diverse. Here is a guide to help you learn more about the position, including its benefits, risks, and the skills you need to succeed.


October 31, 2017

8 Unexpected Benefits to Studying Abroad as a Graduate Student

Can you study abroad in grad school? Here are 8 ways studying abroad, especially as a graduate student, can benefit your education and your career.


October 31, 2017

Building a Humanitarian Career: How to Find a Job You Love

Everything you need to know, from what a humanitarian career entails to popular positions you should consider.


October 23, 2017

Gail Marcus: Bringing Global Consulting into the Classroom

Gail Marcus describes her approach to teaching in Northeastern's Global Studies and International Relations program.


July 3, 2017

Friedrich Lohr Brings His Years of Diplomacy Into the Classroom

Lohr, a faculty member in Northeastern's Master of Science in Global Studies and International Relations program, shares how he integrates his past experience into the classroom.


April 18, 2017

Dan Czirjak Uses Images from Outer Space to Solve Problems on the Ground

Czirjak, a faculty member in our Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology, shares how he teaches remote sensing and spectroscopic image analysis.


March 1, 2017

How Jim Holst Integrates Real-World Security Scenarios into His Classroom

Holst, a faculty member in the former Master of Arts in Homeland Security program, is helping students "talk the talk" and "walk the walk" when it comes to IT issues and management.