Our Program

A group of University of Miami MAIA students. A group of MAIA students.
Whether you are interested in government service, non-profit organizations, NGO's, or international for-profit organizations, MAIA can help you advance professionally.

The MAIA Program

The University of Miami's Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree designed to prepare students for careers in the administration of public and private organizations. Our program of study assists students in the identification, analysis and management of the complex problems that confront modern institutions. It combines academic considerations of politics and culture with those of business, finance and management to provide participants with the skills necessary to pursue a range of career objectives in both domestic and international contexts. 

Student learning outcomes for the MAIA program encompass five core domains of study, reflected in the required coursework:

  • World Politics and Diplomacy
  • International Organizations
  • Global Cultures
  • International Political Economy
  • Strategic Management

This program offers you:

  • 30-Credit hours of course study
  • Individualized advising
  • Full or part-time enrollment
  • Fast-track option available
  • Co-curricular professional development seminars

More To Offer

In addition to the Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) degree, our program offers students the opportunity to pursue a second master's degree or a graduate certificate to compliment their MAIA degree. Click the links below to learn more!

Dual Graduate Degrees: The MAIA program has two dual degree programs available. Students interested in pursuing a dual degree are strongly encouraged to review the admissions requirements for both programs, the curriculum, and the time commitment required to complete a dual degree program. Currently, our program offers a Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) and Master of Public Health (MPH) dual degree, and a Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA).

Certificate in Security Management: The Certificate in Security Management is designed to prepare administrators of public and private organizations 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. The certificate program is grounded in an 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.

What Can You Do With A MAIA Degree?

Our students have found rewarding career opportunities with a variety of employers:

  • American Red Cross
  • UNICEF
  • Microsoft
  • Avaya
  • The Beacon Council
  • Miami-Dade Police Department
  • United States Southern Command
  • U.S. State Department
  • Greater NY Chamber of Commerce
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • World Health Organization
  • Various foreign embassies