Welcome to MAIA! 

The University of Miami’s Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) Program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree designed to prepare students for careers in the administration of public and private organizations. Our program of study assists students in the identification, analysis and management of the complex problems that confront modern institutions. It combines academic considerations of politics and culture with those of business, finance and management to provide participants with the skills necessary to pursue a range of career objectives in both domestic and international contexts.

Student learning outcomes for the MAIA program encompass five core domains of study, reflected in the required coursework:

  •  World Politics and Diplomacy
    • International Organizations
    • Global Cultures
    • International Political Economy
    • Strategic Management

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. A number of our graduates have also proceeded to medical school, law school or pursued doctoral degrees.

This program offers you:

  • • A thirty (30) credit hour course of study
    • Individualized advising
    • Full or part-time enrollment
    • Accelerated program option
    • Co-curricular professional development seminars

Our student body is among the most diverse. in the nation. Alumni of the MAIA program represent some twenty nations, from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our students come to the study of international administration from a variety of professions, including communications, business, medicine, law, and education. The result is an unusually dynamic and mutually enriching learning environment.

What can I do with a MAIA degree? 

Our students have found rewarding career opportunities in a range of contexts.

  •  Local, state and federal governmental agencies
    • Regional and international organizations
    • National and international public health-care management organizations
    • Non-profit public service organizations
    • Global relief and charitable groups
    • Civil society movements
    • Corporate and financial concerns
    • Emergency management organizations


MAIA is located in Coral Gables, Florida, on the 260-acre main campus of the University of Miami, which is one of the largest private research universities in the United States. With its lush foliage and elegant Mediterranean architecture, Coral Gables is renowned as one of Florida’s most beautiful residential areas. It is also minutes away from some of South Florida’s most popular neighborhoods - from Calle Ocho to Coconut Grove, from South Miami to South Beach and Wynwood.

Miami is truly a unique place to live and learn. As an international center for trade and finance and the nation’s gateway to South America, Miami is home to one of the most dynamic international communities in the nation. More than 1,000 multinational corporations, international banks, foreign trade offices, consulates, and bi-national chambers of commerce have a presence in Greater Miami, providing students enriching experiences for internships.


The Master of Arts in International Administration program (MAIA) is an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).