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Master of Arts in International Affairs

THE PROGRAM

Program Overview

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 elective courses.

 

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.

ADMISSIONS

Application Information

How to:  

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

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 

Admission Requirements

University Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study. 

  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program Requirements:
  • Resume
  • Letter of intent
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Should be from academic sources
  • GRE test scores
    • Taken within the last 5 years
    • 53 verbal and 145 quantitative
    • GMAT is acceptable with minimum scores of 30 verbal and 29 quantitative

INFORMATION

Curriculum and Requirements

Total Program
Credit Hours

36

Average Length
of the Program

2 years
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. David Schwam-Baird

Associate Professor

dschwam@unf.edu

(904) 620-1929

Building 51 , Room 2408