Concentrations

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The Master of Art in International Administration program offers four areas of concentration for students wishing to narrow their field of study.

Security Management

The Certificate in Security Management can be taken as part of the MAIA program and is designed to prepare administrators to meet multidimensional security challenges in the post-9/11 world.  From threats posed by violent human actions to natural disasters and data security, management in times of acute crisis demands a unique array of insights and skills. This concentration is grounded in the academic, theoretical, understanding of security problems and emergency management strategies. It also emphasizes the development of the practitioner’s arts within the strategic, tactical and operational realms of security administration.

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  • Core - 15 Credits

    • IGS 611 - International Organizations
    • IGS 612 - International Administration
    • IGS 613 - Global Cultures: Religion, Communication, Security
    • IGS 614 - World Affairs and Diplomacy
    • IGS 615 - International Political Economy

  • Security Management - 12 Credits

    Choose four courses from the list below:

    • IGS 644 - Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability
    • IGS 645 - Human Security: Prevention and Mitigation
    • IGS 646 - Civil Security Management
    • IGS 647 - Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance

  • Capstone - 3 Credits

    • IGS 617 - Capstone in International Administration

Geospatial Technology

The Certificate in Geospatial Technology can be taken as part of the MAIA program and is designed to benefit students who seek to enhance their skills in geospatial technology, especially Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite remote sensing. Students who earn a Geospatial Technology Certificate will enhance employment prospects and/or advance their careers in geospatial technology, particularly in job settings that stress the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite remote sensing.

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  • Core - 15 Credits

    • IGS 611 - International Organizations
    • IGS 612 - International Administration
    • IGS 613 - Global Cultures: Religion, Communication, Security
    • IGS 614 - World Affairs and Diplomacy
    • IGS 616 - International Leadership, Strategy, and Decision-Making

  • Geospatial Technology - 12 Credits

    • GEG 691 - Geographic Information Systems I
    • GEG 692 - Remote Sensing of the Environment
    • GEG 693 - Geographic Information Systems II
    • GEG 695 - Web Geographic Information Systems (or an equivalent)

  • Capstone - 3 Credits

    Students will require a member of the GIS core faculty to oversee the capstone project:

    • IGS 617 - Capstone in International Administration

Risk Communication

The MAIA concentration in Risk Communication, offered with the cooperation of the School of Communication, prepares students to work in leadership positions involving strategic crisis communication, public health emergencies, data management and decision-making. 

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  • Core - 18 Credits

    • IGS 611 - International Organizations
    • IGS 613 - Global Cultures: Religion, Communication, Security
    • IGS 614 - World Affairs and Diplomacy
    • IGS 615 - International Political Economy
    • IGS 616 - International Leadership, Strategy, and Decision-Making
    • IGS 647 - Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance

  • Risk Communications - 3 Credits

    This is a required course:

    • STC 620 - Public Relations Fundamentals

  • Risk Communications Electives - 6 Credits

    Choose two of the elective courses below:

    • STC 621 - Writing for Public Relations
    • STC 622 - Design in Public Relations
    • STC 623 - Crisis Communications and Management
    • STC 624 - Media Relations

  • Capstone - 3 Credits

    • IGS 617 - Capstone in International Administration

Health Equity and Human Rights

The MAIA concentration in Health Equity and Human Rights, offered with the cooperation of the School of Education and Human Development, prepares students for leadership positions in non-profit, government, and health sectors to analyze health inequalities across global borders and within countries, as well as develop relief plans and operationalize humanitarian aid.

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  • Core - 18 Credits

    • IGS 611 - International Organizations
    • IGS 612 - Global Entrepreneurship and Management
    • IGS 613 - Global Cultures: Religion, Communication, Security
    • IGS 614 - World Affairs and Diplomacy
    • IGS 615 - International Political Economy
    • IGS 616 - International Leadership, Strategy, and Decision-Making

  • Health Equity and Human Rights - 3 Credits

    This is a required course:

    • IGS 647 - Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance

  • Health Equity and Human Rights Electives - 6 Credits

    Choose two of the courses below:

    • INS 609 - Globalization and Human Rights
    • INS 644 - Global Health and International Development
    • INS 645 - Disasters, Terrorism, and Global Public Health
    • INS 672 - Global Health Policy and Ethics
    • EPS 625 - Program Evaluation
    • EPS 626 - Multicultural Communities in a Globalized Society

  • Capstone - 3 Credits

    • IGS 617 - Capstone in International Administration