- 2nd Year
- MA International Studies
My name is Lindsey Johnson and I am a first year master's candidate in the International Studies program. I am originally from Virginia, where I attended Longwood University in Farmville, VA where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with minors in Homeland Security and Political Science. While at the Josef Korbel School I will be focusing primarily on International Politics throughout my degree process. I am also hoping to concentrate on the areas of Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as, International Security. I have always had an interest in international affairs and law, as well as, criminal justice. By pursuing my Master's degree in International Studies, I am hoping to combine my degrees for my future career aspirations.
I choose the Josef Korbel School for a few different reasons. One of the main reasons was the size of the school. Coming from a small high school and undergraduate school I wanted to find the same type of atmosphere in graduate school. The Josef Korbel School has a small professor to student ratio, which is something I was looking for because it guarantees that I am not a number but an actual person. Another reason I chose the School was for an aspect that one cannot find on their website. This particular aspect is the idea of creating a citizen leader. I first encountered this during my undergraduate years and believe that, like Longwood, the Josef Korbel School is preparing their students to make a positive contribution to the common good and is committed to sustaining an environment that offers a comprehensive array of student learning opportunities.