The University of Miami’s Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) is a comprehensive graduate degree Program designed to prepare students for careers in the administration of public and private organizations.  One of 18 Programs and Departments within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, the Program is located in a main hub for international commerce and service.  Our unique interdisciplinary Program is renowned for integrating theory and practice and specifically designed to fit the lifestyles of busy working adults.  Together with a diverse 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 areas. 

Our renowned 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 Master of Arts in International Administration Program is participant 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.

Who is MAIA for?

MAIA welcomes all undergraduate degrees.  Our Professional degree Program is ideal for all students, VA’s, career military personnel, and professionals who seek employment or advancement in international government service, non-profits, NGO’s, or international for-profit organizations.  Many of our students have proceeded to a PhD Program or law school.

Program Highlights:

• A thirty (30) credit Program.
• Individualized advising and counseling.
• Full-time or Part-time status option
• All evening courses to accommodate working professionals.
• Concentrations in Security Management, Disaster Relief, Human Rights, Public Health, International Business, Communications, and Management.
• One (1) year accelerated Program option available in a select area.
• Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement.
• Free Co-Curricular Workshops in Computer Programs, Media Relations, Diplomatic Protocol, Public Speaking, Budgeting for Non-Profits, Public Policy Analysis, International Taxation, Financial and Managerial Accounting, and Volunteer Based Organizations.

Admissions Requirements:

Students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA).  All students are required to take the GRE or GMAT exam.  Students must score a 300 or better for the GRE and a 500 or better for the GMAT.  LSAT scores may substitute the GRE and GMAT requirement.  All students must submit three (3) letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a statement of purpose.  Each student is evaluated independently and thorough consideration is given to each applicant so please do not be discouraged to apply.  Student who already hold a Master’s degree are exempt from the GRE requirement.

Admissions Deadlines:


Priority Consideration:  Submission by February 15th
Early Consideration:    Submission by April 15th

Priority Consideration:  Submission by October 15th
Early Consideration:    Submission by November 15th

Students interested in pursuing the Human Rights/Security Concentration may be admitted for the Summer Semester.