A group of University of Miami MAIA students. A group of MAIA students.

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

The MAIA Student

Students of all majors are welcome! Whether you are interested in government service, non-profit organizations, NGO's, or international for-profit organizations, MAIA can help you advance professionally.

Our student body is among the most diverse in the nation. Alumni of the MAIA program represent some twenty nations, from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our students come to study international administration from a variety of professions, including communications, business, medicine, law and education. The result is an unusually dynamic and mutually enriching learning environment.

What Can You Do With A MAIA Degree?

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

  • American Red Cross
  • 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