Master of Arts in Applied International Studies


We invite you to apply for our new 10-month Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS). Read a welcome letter from MAAIS Director Jennifer Butte-Dahl or use the navigation links at left for more information. 

About the MAAIS degree:


The Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) at the University of Washington is a new intensive 10-month graduate degree program designed for professionals seeking to accelerate their careers in the foreign affairs arena.

The MAAIS program combines the renowned area studies expertise of Jackson School faculty with the strategic location and pioneering leadership of the city of Seattle. The result is a unique graduate experience, which provides students with a deep understanding of today’s world and a multidisciplinary perspective that facilitates their ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders on today’s global challenges.

The MAAIS Program Offers:

  • An intensive, full-time, 10-month graduate degree in International Studies
  • Connections to international business, philanthropic, government and non-profit leaders
  • Opportunities to study with a diverse cohort of international professionals

The MAAIS program is intended for U.S. and international applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree and have at least five years of experience in fields across the international affairs spectrum – including business, government, military and philanthropy – and beyond.

Important Information


  • Application Deadline: Applications are currently being reviewed. *New applications from qualified candidates will be accepted on a space-available basis until June 1st.*
  • Program Starts: Autumn 2014
  • Location: UW Seattle campus
  • Format: Daytime, classroom
  • Duration: 10 months
  • Credit Requirement: 43 credits
  • Phone: +1 206-897-8939 or +1 800-506-1325
  • Email:


*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).


Master of Arts in Applied International Studies
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
800-506-1325 or 206-897-8939