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Applying for the MAAIS Program
We do not have a minimum GPA score for applicants; we are look holistically at applicants’ educational and professional experience.
Absolutely! We welcome students from around the world.
We do not have a minimum GRE score. Applicants may substitute a GMAT score on a case-by-case basis with approval from the Jackson School prior to the application deadline.
Yes, TOEFL scores are required. The minimum iBT score is 92. If you meet all admission requirements other than the English proficiency requirement, you may still be accepted to the program under certain conditions. See the MAAIS apply page for more information.
If you meet all admission requirements other than the English proficiency requirement, you may still be accepted to the program under the following conditions:
After successful completion of the IEP requirements, applicants do not have to re-submit TOEFL, IELTS, or other standardized test scores as proof of language proficiency to JSIS.
Participation in the IEP does not constitute admission to the MAAIS Program. Students will not receive official acceptance into the MAAIS program until their final grades for required IEP courses indicate successful completion (as defined above). Students will, however, receive a letter indicating that their MAAIS application was successful and that their final acceptance to the MAAIS program is pending language proficiency requirements.
*Separate application and fees apply to IEP study. Students must complete one quarter of study in the IEP Level 5 during summer quarter prior to the program start in autumn. IEP LEVEL 5 begins in June.
6. Can I apply if I do not have 5 years of work experience?
Our goal is to assemble a student cohort in which each individual brings with them a wealth of experience and insight to share with their peers. Five years of professional experience is a minimum requirement for the program, although an exceptional candidate who is just under the threshold may be considered.
7. Can I apply if my undergraduate degree was not in International Studies or a related field?
Yes. We are looking to bring together a cohort of U.S. and international professionals with a diverse range of professional and academic experience.
8. Can I start the program in another term besides autumn?
MAAIS students complete the program as a cohort. The instruction begins in September and runs through the end of the Summer Quarter A-term.
The UW calendar is here.
There will be an MAAIS program orientation that begins shortly before the fall term.
Andrea Sadlier, Graduate Program Advisor, 206-221-8577 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition, Fees & Funding Your Degree
10. Are MAAIS students eligible for financial aid?
U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other eligible non-citizens may apply for financial aid for the MAAIS program. Eligibility requirements are listed here.
The MAAIS program will offer a limited number of partial fellowships. Additional information is provided on the Costs and Financial Assistance tab of the MAAIS website.
Moving to Seattle
Classes begin in late September. We recommend that you arrive in Seattle at least a week in advance, check the UW Academic Calendar for dates of instruction. Admitted students will be informed of the Orientation Schedule prior to the beginning of classes.
JSIS and/or the MAAIS program does not make housing arrangements; we recommend that you arrange for housing well before your arrival. Some places to start your search:
Once You Are a Student
Courses are listed on the Curriculum tab of the MAAIS website.
Yes. The MAAIS curriculum includes two electives (one in the Winter and one in the Spring). MAAIS students may register for courses during Period II of UW registration.
Yes. MAAIS students may take additional courses outside of the MAAIS program on a “space-available” basis, and for an additional fee. MAAIS students are charged the standard rate of $814 per credit for all classes.
The MAAIS program is designed for full-time students. Courses will be scheduled Monday through Thursday during regular working hours (9am-6pm). Additional mandatory activities will be scheduled on Fridays and on the occasional evening.
|Master of Arts in Applied International Studies|
|Seattle, WA 98195|