Welcome to MAIA! 

The University of Miami Master’s of Arts in International Administration Program, also known as MAIA is a comprehensive graduate degree designed to prepare students for careers in the administration of International public and private organizations.  Its objective is to accommodate today’s growing segment of students who are in search of a graduate degree that is thought-provoking, stimulating and rewarding.

Our Program is located in a main hub for international commerce and service.  We are one of 18 Programs and Departments within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, revered as one of the top ranked educational institutions in South Florida. The University of Miami’s main campus, ideally located in the beautiful city of Coral Gables, in Miami-Dade County is a mecca for cultural venues making it a truly unique and exciting place to live and learn.  Best of all, students can take advantage of our world-famous climate which ranges from the mid 80’s to upper 90’s year round.

MAIA’s unique interdisciplinary program is renowned for its integration of both theory and practice and is specifically designed to fit the lifestyles of busy working adults.  Together with a comprehensive and thorough co-curricular itinerary, an internship component, and our skilled and diverse faculty, students emerge with the expertise needed to further their career in a vast array of exciting fields.  The Program’s unique structure allows students to design their curriculum by identifying an area of concentration in tune with their strengths, interests and professional aspirations. 

Who is MAIA for?
All majors are welcome.  Our Program is ideal for all professionals who seek employment or advancement in the international sector.  Whether you are interested in government service, non-profit organizations, NGO’s, or international for-profit organizations, MAIA can help you advance professionally.  Furthermore, several of our graduates have proceeded to medical school, law school or pursued a doctoral degree.

This top-ranked program offers you:

• Only thirty (30) credit hours
• Individualized advising and counseling
• Full-time or Part-time status option
• Fast Track Option:  Earn your master’s degree in as few as 12 months
• All evening courses
• Concentrations in specific disciplines
• Foreign language proficiency requirement
• FREE co-curricular professional development seminars
• Small classes for individualized learning
• Diverse student population
• FREE parking

We encourage you to contact us to see how our Program can assist you with your professional and educational goals.  Our staff is always available to answer all of your questions.  If you are in the area, please feel free to stop in and visit us.  MAIA hosts a series of monthly Open House events for potential students.  Contact us today to discover how a University of Miami Master’s Degree in International Administration can help set you (and your resume) apart!


The University of Miami (UM) places 48th in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 Rankings of national universities.

The Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) Program is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) and of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA)

The University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) to award bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

MAIA welcomes al members from all branches of the military and veterans.  We are proud participants in The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, which enables eligible veterans and family members to apply their post 9/11 GI Bill to help cover the expenses of earning a Master’s degree.  The University of Miami is nationally recognized as a military and veteran-friendly university offering services and benefits to those who have served, or are currently serving, in the U.S. Armed Forces. Funding resources for graduate study include the Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans who are 100% eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Veterans are encouraged to visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Post-9/11 GI Bill website for more information and to determine eligibility.

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