The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University is a renowned institution dedicated to addressing global challenges through interdisciplinary education and research.
The school offers six distinguished graduate programs designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a dynamic world that is constantly shifting. Our mission extends beyond traditional boundaries.
At Pardee, we are architects of global citizenship, striving for a world with peace that lasts, knowledge that transforms, and development that works. We achieve this vision through rigorous and creative education, path-breaking research, and innovative initiatives. Regardless of the field of focus – be it international health, economics and development, diplomacy, foreign policy, human rights, security, or climate change – we prepare our students to tackle pressing issues that are global in scope.
Pardee prides itself on a faculty of experienced practitioners and distinguished scholars, a global network of alumni, and a commitment to Advance Human Progress. Our small classroom sizes ensure that all students are prepared to address the world’s most pressing issues. We are decided to fostering a community of future leaders equipped to confront the complexities of our interconnected world and make it a better place.
A BU education: more valuable than ever.
With unparalleled opportunities, BU prepares you to succeed academically, professionally, and socially. Whatever career path, however, things change, wherever in the world you go, you'll be ready.
You’ll learn from accomplished professors
- Jump right into introductory courses with Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, Presidential Award winners, a Poet Laureate and MacArthur genius, and more.
- Conduct research alongside professors doing incredible work, such as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
- In fact, our sterling reputation earned us an invitation to join the prestigious Association of American Universities.
What’s it like to be a BU student? Well, no two students share the same experience, but at the core of BU’s spirit is a love for all things intellectual, dynamic, and stimulating. Undergraduates have “game day” enthusiasm for everything from a poetry slam to the Redstone Film Festival to community service. Then, of course, there are our spirited athletics programs. Add the city of Boston, and you have a buzzing campus filled with bright, ambitious, energetic students.