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Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) and Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Arts in International Administration/Master in Public Health (MAIA/MPH) degree is offered jointly by the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences and the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. The International Administration degree with a second master’s degree in Public Health is designed for students who seek an in-depth knowledge of public health with a broader emphasis in globalization and health, international health, international health policy and international development.


Applicants must be admitted into the MAIA and MPH Programs on a separate basis, based on the admissions requirements and procedure of each individual program. Acceptance by one program does not in any way indicate or guarantee acceptance by the other degree program. Both the MAIA and the MPH degree programs require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as part of the admissions requirements. For students whose native language is not English, successful completion the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination is required.

Dual Degree Curriculum

Program Total Credit Hours: 60

Average Program Duration: 2.5 years

The total requirements for the MAIA/MPH program are 60 credits. These requirements include 30 MPH credits and 30 MAIA credits. Students must be enrolled in both programs concurrently each semester (fall and spring) to avoid being discounted from either program.

MPH Curriculum

Core Courses: 19 Credits

  • EPH 600 - Introduction to the Science and Practice of Public Health (3 credits)
  • EPH 601 - Medical Biostatistics I (4 credits)
  • EPH 617 - Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (3 credits) or EPH 620 - Health Education and Behavior (3 credits)
  • EPH 621 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • EPH 631 - Public Health Administration (3 credits) or EPH 632 US Health Systems) (3 credits)
  • EPH 641 - Environmental Health (3 credits)
Generalist Concentration: 11 credits
  • EPH 602 - Biostatistics II (3 credits) or BST 625 Survey of Statistical Computing (3 credits)
  • EPH 607 - Interdisciplinary Health Communication (3 credits)
  • EPH 644 - Fundamentals of Program Evaluation (3 credits) or EPH 656 Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits) or EPH 647 Community Based Participatory Research
MPH Capstone – 2 credits
  • EPH 682 Generalist Capstone Project (2 credits)

MAIA Curriculum

Core Courses:  18 Credits

  • IGS 611 International Organization (3 credits)
  • IGS 612 International Administration (3 credits)
  • IGS 613 Global Cultures, Religions, Communication, and Security (3 credits)
  • IGS 614 World Affairs (3 credits)
  • IGS 615 International Economics for MAIA (3 credits)
  • IGS 616 Organizational Administration (3 credits)
Elective Courses:  9 Credits
  • EPH electives or IGS electives 
MAIA Capstone – 3 credits
  • IGS 617 Practicum in International Administration (3 credits) OR IGS 820 MAIA Masters Project (3 credits)