University of Washington

Graduate Program

The Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) is designed for two kinds of students. First, students concurrently pursuing another graduate degree in one of six professional schools at the University:  Foster School of Business, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, School of Law, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, Evans School of Public Affairs, and School of Public Health. Second, students entering the program with prior professional experience or education. All graduate students participate in a year-long core series providing them with the framework and map for navigating and contributing to the field of international and global studies. In addition, students participate in a graduate colloquium that provides a forum for discussions about research and practice with faculty, peers, and practitioners.  The MAIS degree is designed to provide students with the utmost flexibility so that they can take full advantage of opportunities for teaching, research, professional degrees, and study abroad.


For detailed information about the MAIS and other JSIS Graduate Programs, including degree requirements, please visit the JSIS Advising Office website here.


For detailed information about admission to the MAIS and other JSIS Graduate Programs, please click here.


The Jackson School of International Studies maintains detailed information on need-based financial aid, fellowships and other types of graduate student resources. For more information, please visit this web site.


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Center for Global Studies
International Studies Program
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 685-2707
(206) 685-0668 fax

Sara R. Curran
(206) 543-6479

Tamara Leonard
Associate Director
(206) 685-2354

Lauren Dobrovolny
Program Coordinator
(206) 685-2707

Robyn Davis
Fellowships Coordinator
(206) 616-8679