The MA in International Studies (MAIS) program prepares leaders in international relations who possess advanced analytical research skills and deep understanding of theories and policy.
The International Studies program emphasizes rigorous training in cutting-edge technical and analytical skills, close engagement with theoretical and conceptual framework, and mastery of applications and policy issues in the real world. Students explore the link between politics and economics in the international arena and learn to use a variety of tools to apply theoretical knowledge to real international problems. The MAIS hones your potential for employment in nonprofits, defense agencies, investment banks, and more—anywhere the world needs you.
- Concentrations are available in International Relations, Regional Studies, or Chinese Political Economy.
- Graduate-only education is offered in small, seminar-style classes taught by highly knowledgeable faculty-scholars.
- The MAIS program encourages flexibility and gives you the resources to develop an individualized curriculum
- Pursue your MAIS in conjunction with another degree, such as a PhD in History. You earn a diploma for each degree and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease your required total units.