The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) is a versatile two-year program that prepares students to pursue a wide range of careers in the field of international relations, including in national governments and a variety of IGOs and NGOs.

The program includes core coursework that covers the fundamentals of international relations scholarship, quantitative research methods, the workings of the global economy, and the practice of diplomacy and negotiation. In addition to core classes, students choose a functional specialization, allowing them to develop in-depth knowledge in their chosen specialty and write a capstone MA paper.

MAIA specializations include Diplomacy, Global Economic Affairs, Security Studies, International Communication and Religion and International Affairs.

Individuals with significant experience as international relations professionals may wish to consider our MA in International Relations (MAIR) program.