International Students

A stock photo of palm trees in the Brickell area of Miami, Florida. A stock photo of palm trees in the Brickell area of Miami, Florida.
Students are encouraged to visit the International Student and Scholar Services website. For additional information please visit both the International Students webpage and the International Applicants for the College of Arts and Sciences webpage on the Graduate School website.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Master of Arts in International Administration Program is committed to supporting the University of Miami, and its commitment to diversity and dialogue, creating a welcoming climate for all individuals regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, politics, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

The University is committed to strengthening the intellectual, cultural and economic life of the communities of South Florida and the world by fostering respect for the differences among people, the nurturing of curiosity, the insistence upon high standards of thought, study, communication and the skills that should characterize the educated person.  The MAIA program is fully-committed to upholding this mission and to ensuring that all students in all classrooms have a voice.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online Application

    Please complete the online application by clicking here.

  • Application Fee

    An $85.00 non-refundable application fee is paid online upon submission of the application.

  • Passport

    You will be asked to provide a copy of your passport.

  • Bank Statement

    You will be required to provide a copy of your bank statementfor the last six months. You may also provide a sponsorship letter indicating your method of funding. This document should be submitted in English, or it should be submitted with a certified English translation.

  • Official Transcripts

    You must provide official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Official transcripts in languages other than English must also be submitted with a certified English translation.

  • Diplomas or Certificates

    International students are required to submit a copy of all the diplomas or certificates earned. Each copy must be submitted in their original language with a certified English translation.

  • Statement of Purpose

    All students are required to submit a personal statement. The statement of purpose is the most important element of your application packet. This letter needs to relfect who you are, your goals and why you would be an asset to the MAIA program. It is very important to ensure it is grammatically correct and as detailed as possible. The statement of purpose should be no more than two pages in length. This statement should be submitted in English. Please review before you submit.

    Below is a link to help you get started:

    OWL Statement of Purpose Guidelines

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation must be provided. Two letters should be from a professor/faculty member. One letter should be from an employer, colleague, or other professional source. These letters should be submitted in English, or they should be accompanied with a certified English translation.

  • Resume

    Please provide a copy of your resume/CV or professional portfolio.

  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

    A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Admissions Interview

    The admissions interview may be conducted in person, over the phone, or via video conference.

  • Official TOEFL (or IELTS) Score

    All international students are required to take this exam in order to demonstrate sufficient English competency. The "Test Of English As A Foreign Language (TOEFL)" exam is offered as a paper-based test (PBT) or an internet-based test (IBT). A score of 550 is required for the PBT; a score of 80 is required for the IBT. 

    Students may also take the "International English Language Tesing System (IELTS)" exam to demonstrate sufficient competency in English. A score of 6.5 or higher is required. 

    All international students must provide a copy of their results on either exam. 

    International students from countries whose primary language is English are not required to take this exam.

Document Submission

All documents being sent via a special courier service (UPS, FedEx, etc.) should be sent to the following address:

University of Miami
Office of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies
1300 Campo Sano Avenue
Suite #215
Coral Gables, FL 33146-4420