Master in International Affairs

Our Master in International Affairs (MIA) program provides students with an understanding of contemporary international society, including the forces shaping and transforming it. Through the program, students can better understand contemporary international issues and problems, as well as the various strategies for responding to them. Students also develop a sense of importance for conceptual paradigms that guide the actions of individual leaders and institutions in the international arena. They likewise develop an appreciation for academic and policy-oriented research and are exposed to multidisciplinary and comparative approaches. 

The program is practitioner-oriented and aims to provide professional preparation for those who plan to pursue careers in foreign service, international organizations, transnational corporations, or similar industries that require an International Relations background.

At the end of the program, the MIA student should be able to:

  • discuss different approaches in the study of international affairs, its institutions, actors, and processes;
  • generate policy-relevant research that addresses global challenges using advanced analytical techniques;
  • apply relevant skills for the advanced professional careers in international affairs and related fields; and
  • practice excellence and ethical conduct as professionals in the various fields of international affairs.