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The Graduate School

International Affairs

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Overview

The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly by eight 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.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . November 1

Applications submitted by July 1 and August 14 will be more competitive.
Later applications will be considered based on availability of places.

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Joshua Gellers
Associate Professor
(904) 620-2849
Building 51, Room 2102

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    • Resume
    • Letter of intent
    • Two letters of recommendation
      • Should be from academic sources