Welcome! 

Congratulations on your decision to pursue an International Administrations degree.  The University of Miami Master’s of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) Program is designed for students pursuing administrative careers in international settings.  MAIA prepares individuals for leadership and management careers in government, multinational corporations (MNC’s), non-profit sector, for-profit sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) that are international in scope.  The thirty (30) credit hour Program can be completed in as little as 12 months.  Unlike conventional “International Affairs” Programs, MAIA equips students with both the operational skills and a solid conceptual background resulting in graduates that are theoretically capable practitioners.

Below you will find all the information you need to get your application process started. Please contact our office at 305-284-8783 or via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions or concerns.  Our goal is to make the application and admissions process as convenient and seamless as possible for all potential students.  Although we have a rolling admissions policy we encourage all prospective students to apply early.

Admissions Requirements

Domestic students interested in applying to the Master of Arts in International Administration should submit the following:

  • Complete Online Application Form - https://www.applyweb.com/miamigrd/index.html        
  • $65.00 non-refundable application fee paid online upon submission of the application        
  • Statement of Purpose        
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation:  one (1) from a Professor/Faculty (Required), two (2) preferably from an employer, colleague, or professional source        
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution (University/College) attended (even if only one course)        
  • An acceptable undergraduate grade point average (GPA). The GPA of the typical applicant is at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.        
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.*        
  • Resume (optional)


*GMAT and LSAT scores are also accepted.  Students should have a combined verbal and quantitative score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) of at least 300. Each application is individually reviewed so please submit all materials, regardless of scores.

International Student Admissions Requirements

International students must comply with all the general admissions requirements indicated above and also submit the following:

  • Submit official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended (including US universities).  All transcripts and diplomas must be in their original language with a certified English translation of both the transcript and the diploma.        
  • Photocopies of all the diplomas        
  • Copy of their passport        
  • Bank Statement or Sponsorship letter within six (6) months        
  • Official scores for the TOEFL or IELTS exam


International applicants must take the GRE and those whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based exam) or 213 (computer-based exam). The IRLTS is now also accepted. The minimum passing score is 6.5. More information can be found at www.miami.edu/toefl

For more information please visit the International Student and Scholar Services homepage.

Statement of Purpose Writing

The statement of purpose is the most important element of your application packet. This letter needs to reflect who you are, your goals and why you would be an asset to the MAIA Program. It is very important to ensure it is grammatically correct and as detailed as possible.  The statement of purpose should be no more than two (2) pages in length.  Below is a link to help you get started.  Please review before you submit.

OWL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE GUIDELINES

Document Submission

Documents should be mailed to the addresses below.  Please note that if sending the documentation via special courier service, they should be sent to the physical address

Physical Address:
University of Miami, Master of Arts in International Administration
1300 Campo Sano Avenue, Suite 215
Coral Gables, FL 33146-4420

Mailing Address:
University of Miami, Master of Arts in International Administration
P.O. Box 248304
Coral Gables, FL 33124-4420

Admissions Deadlines

FALL AND SPRING ROLLING ADMISSIONS:

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

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

Students opting to pursue the General/Human Rights or Security Concentrations may be admitted for the Summer Semester.

GRE/TOEFL

Institution Code:  5815
Departmental Code: 5101

GMAT

Institution Code: 7NV-S1-96

NEED BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

To be eligible for need-based aid, U.S. citizens are encouraged to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our Office of Financial Assistance will guide you through the process of applying for and receiving a need-based financial aid award. Click Here to learn more about need-based financial aid.

Code:  001536

FAFSA Application
www.fafsa.ed.gov/

For more options on funding possibilities, short-term loans, and fellowships please visit the Graduate School web page.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FUNDING SOURCES

Organization of American States (OAS) Scholarships for graduate students
The OAS offers scholarships to citizens or permanent residents of OAS Member States. Visit: www.oas.org  to apply for a scholarship for students pursuing master’s, or doctorate degree. For further information contact: scholarships@oas.org.

Interest-free loans for international students studying in the U.S.
The Rowe Fund assist students with expenditures not covered by their main source of funding.  For further information visit: www.oas.org/en/rowefund

VETERAN AFFAIRS

The MAIA Program is particularly interested in providing training opportunities for veterans from the U.S. Armed Forces, and is an active 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.  For more information and assistance please contact the Registrar’s office.

REGISTRAR OFFICE:
Ms. Esther Brito Molina
Supervisor, Veteran’s Affairs, Student Services
Supervisor, Veteran’s Affairs, Registration and Transcripts
Campus Location:
Whitten University Center (UC), Room 121
1306 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone #: (305) 284-6418
E-mail:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

OFFICE OF STUDENT ACCOUNT SERVICES

Monthly Payment Plans and Loans

Campus Location:
Ashe Administration Building, Room 158
1252 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone #: (305) 284-6430 (Option5)

Tuition

Graduate students are classified as full-time if they carry nine (9) or more credits in a regular semester, in which case mandatory fees will apply. Please see the current Graduate Bulletin for more information on fees.

Student Health Services

An insurance fee is required of all new and transfer domestic degree seeking students enrolled in six or more credit hours per semester, as well as all international students. The fee is automatically charged each year. Students with comparable insurance coverage may request a waiver by completing an Insurance Waiver form that is available from the Student Health Center.

Students must meet deadlines as specified by the Health Center in order to receive approval of a waiver. All inquiries should be directed to Student Health Services.  Please CLICK here for more details.

Also, all new students are required to provide proof of immunization.  An immunization form must be completed and immunization information must be entered at mystudenthealth.miami.edu.

Housing Information

The University of Miami does not offer on-campus housing for graduate students.  To help you with your search please visit the off-campus housing website.