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: Priority - November 15, Regular - January 3
  • Program Start Date: September
  • Location: UW Seattle campus
  • Format: Daytime, classroom
  • Duration: 10 months
  • Credit Requirement: 43 credits
  • Phone: 206-221-8577
  • Email:

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs ()


Master of Arts in Applied International Studies
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195