Message from the Director

Kerwin Swint

Welcome to the School of Government and International Affairs at Kennesaw State University! 
The faculty and staff at our school are committed to fostering a stimulating environment for learning, research, and engagement. Our students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate and shape the complex political landscapes of our world.  

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare our students for successful careers in public service, international relations, law, and beyond. Our award-winning faculty brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the classroom, ensuring that our students receive a rigorous and relevant education.  

Our undergraduate students in Political Science and International Affairs regularly receive recognition for their academic excellence and involvement in prestigious internships, both within Georgia and across the country. Our School is proud to support academically focused student organizations and competition teams, including Mock Trial, Model United Nations, and Model NATO. The students find opportunities to conduct research with our world-class faculty. 

The Master of Public Administration program is one of the largest graduate programs at Kennesaw State University, with alumni serving in government and public service agencies throughout Georgia and the nation. Our master’s degree in International Policy Management, an innovative and award-winning online program, prepares students for careers in international organizations, non-governmental organizations, multinational corporations, and government agencies. 

Our Double Owl Pathways allow students to accelerate their progress toward a master's degree by taking graduate-level coursework during the final year of their undergraduate studies.  

We pride ourselves on our strong connections with the local, national, and global communities. Through internships, study abroad programs, and collaborative research projects, our students have numerous opportunities to apply their learning in real-world contexts. We also host a variety of events to provide platforms for engagement on critical issues facing our world today. 

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our programs, faculty, staff, and upcoming events. Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, an alum, or a friend of the school, I encourage you to get involved and stay connected with us.  

For more information, drop by our main office on the 5th floor of the Social Sciences Building, or send us an email

Warm regards, 

Ramazan Kilinc 

Director, School of Government and International Affairs