Accelerate your career and broaden your worldview with a Master of Arts in Applied International Studies from the University of Washington.
The intensive, 10-month MAAIS program is offered by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, a leading institution of area studies located in Seattle, a global center for trade and industry set strategically on the Pacific Rim.
The international affairs arena is changing, reflecting complex economic, political and security influences at work in the world at large. An expanding community of stakeholders is now engaged in tackling critical global challenges. The MAAIS curriculum gives you a solid understanding of this rapidly changing world and a multidisciplinary perspective on the pressing challenges facing international affairs practitioners today. At the same time, the program provides you with a chance to develop and refine your professional skills in public speaking, negotiation, media engagement, risk assessment, policy writing and crisis management and decision making.
The University of Washington is located in the heart of Seattle, a hub of technology and innovation. In the MAAIS program you'll have the opportunity to engage with some of the region's major players and thought leaders through the Civic Council. The council is made up of corporate, nongovernmental, political and security sector figures from companies and organizations directly impacting the world economy and political climate, and influencing global policy and decision making.
MAAIS Civic Council members – who represent organizations such as Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, PATH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – bring their expertise and diverse perspectives to the MAAIS program through special lectures, field trips, simulations and group projects, offering networking opportunities and helping you stay relevant and current.
The Jackson School is a globally recognized institution for international studies and a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). Featuring a diverse faculty with global expertise, the Jackson School is ranked among the leading international studies schools in the world. MAAIS is a full-time program that allows you to earn your master's degree in less than a year, emerging with valuable knowledge, practical skills and powerful professional connections.
We are still accepting applications on a space-available basis until June 1, 2016. Classes begin in September.
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