The Executive Master International Studies consists of 58 credits: three EMIS core courses (15 credits); a one-quarter Professional Development Practicum (3 credits); Capstone Project (5 credits); Crisis Negotiation Simulation (5 credits); four EMIS and Jackson School elective courses (20 credits, some of which may be used for independent study project or internship) and two UW electives (10 credits).
The EMIS curriculum develops students skills in high-level negotiations, conflict resolution, crisis management, effective public speaking, decoding modernity, deconstructing global challenges, humanitarian assistance, presentation skills and a “think different” mentality. The coursework engages students with ample opportunities to build vital knowledge and to practice important skills in real-world or simulated settings. EMIS students also interact 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 (JSIS 500, JSSIS 546 and JSIS 531) are required to graduate and are offered once a year. Students also participate in the Professional Practicum and Crisis Negotiation workshops (JSIS 543, JSIS 544 and JSIS 549) to polish skills essential for international practitioners in all sectors. The workshops take place over Winter and Spring quarters.
EMIS & JSIS Elective Courses
Students take at least 20 credits in 400 or 500 level courses within the Jackson School. They may choose to take the additional required 10 UW credits within the School as well. In addition to EMIS electives, 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 to keep up with a dynamic, never-still world. The availability of EMIS electives is subject to change.
- JSIS 501 Comparative International Studies
- JSIS 537 Trends in International Migration
- JSIS A 405 Social Transformation in Modern East Asia
- JSIS A 423 Origins of Modern Japan
- JSIS A 430 Soviet Empire: Creation, Consolidation, and Collapse
- JSIS A 448 Modern Korean Society
- JSIS B 408 Topics in Capitalism
- JSIS B 444 Space Law and Politics
- JSIS 535 Technology, Society and the Future
- JSIS A 553 Asian Financial Systems
- JSIS A 568 Russian International Security System
- 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 previously taken:
- 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
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.
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.
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.