The Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS)* program is a new ten-month intensive degree option designed for professionals with at least five years of experience.
The first MAAIS cohort will begin in Autumn 2014. Applications are due April 4, 2014.
The MAAIS program connects the Jackson School’s world-class faculty in global area studies with the energy and innovation of the city of Seattle, delivering a unique graduate experience. Students leave with a deepened understanding of regional and global dynamics, and new insights from a diverse group of entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry leaders tackling pressing global challenges.
Today’s world is interconnected. Advances in technology now allow for a more efficient, yet increasingly complex, system of worldwide interdependence. Global political and economic linkages are growing stronger. Social movements and market forces spill quickly across traditional borders. And diplomacy is a job function no longer limited to the official diplomatic corps. Contemporary international affairs professionals need an increasingly wider lens to make sense of global dynamics, and a multidisciplinary perspective that allows them to straddle the arenas of business, diplomacy, security, and human development.
The University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies is uniquely placed to provide students with a deep understanding of today’s world. The pre-eminent institution for global area studies in the American Pacific Northwest, and indeed the world, the Jackson School hosts nine area studies master’s programs, a Ph.D. program, and fourteen area research centers, eight of which are designated as National Resource Centers by the U.S. Department of Education.
The UW’s location in the heart of Seattle, a global city and major international trading port set strategically on the Pacific Rim, provides a complementary and unparalleled learning experience for students. Seattle is a hub for start-ups, entrepreneurship, and technology. Seattle-based companies and organizations are not only at the forefront of U.S.-Asia relations, they are driving American innovation, pioneering advances in clean technology and environmental sustainability, and leading the fields of global health, biomedical research, strategic philanthropy, international development, and more.
Students who complete the 43-credit MAAIS curriculum will:
Applications are due April 4, 2014.
*Graduates of the MAAIS program will receive a Master of Arts in International Studies degree. The full title of the 1-year option that will be listed on graduate transcripts is Master of Arts in International Studies (Applied International Studies Option).
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