Are you motivated to work internationally in pursuit of a more peaceful and just world?
Do you want to better understand the key challenges facing our world?
Are you curious to learn more about societies, economies, and political systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and/or the Middle East?

If so, then the Master’s of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) may be perfect for you.

Master's in International Studies

The MAIS program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to make meaningful impacts in today’s world. Through our interdisciplinary approach, we aim to broaden perspectives, hone critical thinking, and consider the policy implications of our work. MAIS professors are leaders in their fields, combining world-class research with policy analysis and public engagement.  

Key Qualities of the MAIS:

  • Small learning cohorts (e.g. 15 students) in core International Studies courses
  • Diversity of elective courses spanning regions and topics
  • Students choose between completing a thesis or two extended essays
  • Options to pursue co-op work placement and/or primary research
  • Career development and research readiness skills integrated through the curriculum 

The School for International Studies offers all admitted students full tuition and additional financial awards to top-admitted students.  

This is a great program to find one's place in the world, not only professionally, but also personally.

Vanessa Milost Gonzalez, MAIS Class of 2020

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