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
IGS 617Practicum in International Administration 13
Additional Requirements
Electives 29
Seminar in Statistical Software 3
Accounting and Taxation Seminar 4
Second Language Proficiency 5
Total Credit Hours30

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 numerical and historical analysis
  2. learn how to collect, interpret and report social, political, and economic data
  3. increase skills in methods of research and communications
  4. master 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 are expected to complete the practicum with a minimum time commitment of at least two-hundred (200) hours. Participation in the spring clinics with topics ranging from public speaking to human resources are an integral component of the course. A final report/case study analysis is required as part of successful completion of the practicum. A fuller guide to the practicum and the requirements for the practicum is provided to students by the MAIA Office. 


All MAIA students must complete their degree with three (3) graduate level elective courses or nine (9) elective credit hours outside of the MAIA Program. Electives must be approved by a MAIA advisor and students are encouraged to use the electives to create a specialization in either a function or regional area. 


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 key subjects essential to successful 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.


MAIA students must demonstrate proficiency in a second language prior to graduation. They are tested by staff and faculty with the Intensive Language Institute of the Division of Continuing and International Education. If students need additional language training after the testing result, they will be recommended to enroll in non-credit hour language courses to attain the necessary proficiency.