Executive Master of International Studies


Earn an Executive Master of International Studies

From EMIS Interim Director

The Executive Master of International Studies program is on pause.  The Academic Year 2024-25 is its last in its present in-person form. Students, faculty and staff have worked tirelessly to make the program a truly special one.  Pausing the program no way casts judgment on their efforts and accomplishments, in practice or in spirit. Today’s dynamic and competitive educational environment tests small in-person, fee-based programs like ours. As hybrid and online programs grow in popularity and access, so do their costs. We are very proud of the work this program has done, and for those who graduated, continues to do. This website will remain active for as long as possible.

Dr. Taso G. Lagos

Excel with an Executive MIS Degree from a World-Class University

The Executive Master of International Studies (formerly, the  Master of Arts in Applied International Studies, MAAIS) is offered by the University of Washington’s  Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, a leader in global area studies and among the top international programs in the world. It was founded in 1909. Students acquire practical skills and expand their intellectual horizons through a multidisciplinary curriculum. By integrating a hands-on experience with the latest research and theory, EMIS graduates become goal makers to the globe.

Executive MIS Key Facts

  • Curriculum58 credits
  • Cohort Size26 students
  • Program Duration10, 12, or 24 months
  • Program Cost$41,818
  • Class ScheduleDay, Afternoon, Weekends, or Online

Connect to Practitioners in a Pioneering Global City

The UW occupies an important part of Seattle, a leading hub of technology, science, philanthropy and innovation. Tapping into these resources allows students to expand their career education and the professional pathways, but also as serves as inspirational platforms to pursue their own interests. Our Civic Council members, made up of local business and philanthropic practitioners, assist students’ hands-on learning. The Civic Council member list is constantly updated to reflect current trends and developments in innovation fields.

It was very different from other programs I heard about... this one was more of a hands-on approach.

Saddiq Faizi, '20


  • We explore, discuss and develop those uniquely human qualities that advance society
  • “Don’t judge me by my words, which are many, but by my actions, we are few” (Bob Hunter, co-founder, Greenpeace)
  • Every university class should be revelatory and life-changing
  • Students’ academic and professional growth – always
  • We prepare you to engage in a variety of private and public workspaces in the globe’s affairs
  • Cogita ante te” (“Think before you are”)