The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) is an
interdisciplinary offered jointly by seven departments across two
colleges. The Departments of Political Science
and Public Administration; Economics and Geography; History; and Sociology,
Anthropology and Social Work; Philosophy and Religious Studies offer the common
core courses; the Departments of Economics and Geography; English; History;
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Philosophy and Religious Studies;
Political Science; and Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work will contribute
The MAIA program consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours,
18 of which are earned through an interdisciplinary common core of required
courses: International Relations Theory, Foreign and Security Policy, Research
Methods, Globalization and Development, International Economics, and US in
World Affairs. Fifteen (15) credit hours are major electives. The final 3
credit hours are earned through a thesis or non-thesis option, the latter of
which would involve an internship or study abroad component. Students will have
to demonstrate intermediate-level foreign language proficiency either upon
admission or graduation.
Application Requirement Information
International Applicant Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . November 1
Admits for the fall and spring terms only.
Applications submitted by July 1 and August 14 will be more competitive. Later applications will be considered based on availability of places.
The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).
- UNF admission application
- Application fee
- If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
All of the below university and program requirements
- Letter of intent
- Two letters of recommendation
- Should be from academic sources
of the Program