The Executive Master International Studies consists of 58 credits, including a mix of EMIS core and elective courses and Jackson School elective courses (35 credits, some of which may also be used for an independent study project or internship); UW elective courses (10 credits); a one-quarter Professional Development Practicum and a two-quarter Applied Research Client Project (9 credits); and a Crisis Negotiation exercise (4 credits).
The EMIS curriculum develops students skills in high-level negotiations, conflict resolution, crisis management, effective public speaking, decoding U.S. foreign policy, humanitarian assistance, presentation skills and a “think different” mentality. The coursework engages and provides students with ample opportunities to build vital knowledge and to practice important skills in real-world or simulated settings. EMIS students also engage with global practitioners and Civic Council members who represent leading international companies and organizations influencing global policy, social trends and decision-making.
Core Courses & Professional Practicum
The following Core courses are required in order to graduate. These courses are offered once per year.
- JSIS 500 Origins of the Modern World
- JSIS 546 Modernity After Empire: A View from the Global South
- JSIS 531 Asia in the Contemporary World
- JSIS 543 Professional Skills for Capstone Success & Beyond
- JSIS 544 Applied Research Client Project — Part I
- JSIS 545 Applied Research Client Project — Part II
- JSIS 549 Crisis Negotiation
EMIS & JSIS Elective Courses
Students take at least 20 elective credits within the Jackson School. They may choose to take the additional required 10 UW credits within the Jackson School as well. In addition to the recommended courses listed below, students may choose from the full Jackson School offerings. Be sure to note the quarter in which each course is offered. Courses are adjusted annually in order to keep up with a dynamic and changing world.
- JSIS 532 Global Challenges: Multi-Stakeholder Solutions
- JSIS 542 Dimensions of Security
- JSIS 578 Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy
- JSIS 540 Economics and Politics of International Development
- JSIS 537 Trends in International Migration
- JSIS 541 Religion, Politics, and International Conflict
- JSIS B 557 Geopolitics of Energy
- JSIS 578 Tools to End Conflict and Rebuild
- JSIS 535 Technology, Society and the Future
- JSIS 578 Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy
- JSIS 539 U.S. Foreign Policy and International Engagement
- JSIS 578 Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief
UW Elective Courses
EMIS students must take an additional 10 credits of elective coursework from other UW departments. To enroll in these 400 or 500 level courses, students must register during Period 2. Here are UW elective courses that EMIS students have taken in the past:
- AFRAM 498 Special Topics in African American Studies
- ARAB 541 Current Issues in Arab Media
- COMMLD 503 Communication and Leadership Practicum
- COMMLD 541 Crisis Communication
- COMMLD 558 Laws and Policy
- EDUC 503 Education, Equity, and Society Colloquium
- ETHICS 512 Justice Matters: An Exploration of Justice as a Social Ideal
- GH 523 Policy Development and Advocacy for Global Health
- HUM 597 Special Topics in Humanities
- IBUS 496 Global Business Consulting
- LAW A 575 Human Rights History Seminar: Rights, Revolutions, Republics
- LAW B 508 Business, Social Responsibility and Human Rights
- LAW E 525 Poverty Law
- NEAR E 539 Arab Sociolinguistics
- POL S 407 International Conflict
- POL S 591 Applied Game Theory for Political Economy Research
- PUB POL 503 Executive Leadership
- PUB POL 531 Development Management and Governance
- PUB POL 533 Economics of International Development
- PUB POL 541 The Role of NGOs in International Development
- PUB POL 555 Topics of Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise
- PUB POL 594 Economic Approaches to Environmental Management
- SCAND 590 Special Topics in Scandinavian Literature
- SOC W 501 Poverty and Inequality
- SOC W 512 Community and Policy Practice
- SOC W 524 Generalist Practicum
- SOC W 576 Contexts of Disability and Anti-Ableist Practice
- SMEA 540 International Strategic Planning for Marine Resources
EMIS Professional Practicum Series
Students participant in a series of workshops to polish skills essential for international practitioners in all sectors. The series runs throughout the year, more details here.
You may choose to complete the program over two years. This option is only available with an autumn start. View a sample course schedule to see how this program option works.
12-Month, Winter Start Option
Alternatively, you may choose to complete the program over 12 months, beginning in winter quarter and completing the program the following autumn. View a sample course schedule to see how this program option may work for you.
10-Month, Autumn Start Option
You could decide to complete the degree by completing 16 - 19 credits per quarter beginning in autumn quarter. View a sample course schedule to determine if this program option works for you.