Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses *
IGS 612International Administration3
IGS 614World Affairs3
IGS 613Global Cultures: Religion, Communication, and Security3
IGS 616Administration of Organizations3
IGS 615International Economics for MAIA3
IGS 611International Organizations3
Capstone** (Select One)
IGS 617Practicum in International Administration 13
IGS 820MAIA Masters Project 23
Additional Requirements
Electives 39
Seminar in Statistical Software 4
Accounting and Taxation Seminar 5
Total Credit Hours33

The core courses are taught in an integrated fashion, designed to give students the maximum learning experience.

In the core courses, students will

  1. develop skills in writing, speaking, and quantitative and historical analyses
  2. enhance methods of collecting, interpreting and reporting social, political, and economic data
  3. increase skills in methods of research and communications
  4. engage strategic and tactical thinking and negotiation
  5. build practical and theoretical knowledge in international relations,  international economics, intercultural communication and administration in an international context

The purpose of the practicum is to give students the opportunity to apply academic theory and acquired skills in international administration under real world condi­tions. Students will be expected to complete the practicum with a minimum time commitment of at least two-hundred (200) hours. A final report is required as part of successful completion of the practicum. A more complete guide to the practicum and its requirements is provided to students by the MAIA Office. 


The purpose of the research project is to allow students to pursue an area of academic interest with their concentration.  A final directed research paper is required as part of successful completion of the program. The MAIA Office will provide students with the guidelines and requirements. 


MAIA students must complete their degree with three (3) graduate level elective courses or nine (9) elective credit hours outside of the program. The electives must be approved by a MAIA advisor and students are encouraged to use the electives to further their area of concentration.


Co-curricular Seminar in statistical software SPSS as an introduction to program evaluation/assessment methodology, as well as seminars in diplomatic protocol, media relations, budgeting for non-profits, public speaking, and public policy analysis.


The accounting and taxation seminars are non-credit hour workshops that covers subjects essential to budgeting and financial control for nongovernmental organizations and other not-for-profit companies. It is taught by two professional financial managers and is offered once a year.