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International Studies

University of Miami

24 months
39060 USD/year
39060 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in International Studies is a graduate degree program at University of Miami that offers a set of rigorous courses to cultivate in-depth knowledge and expertise in analysis of international issues through quantitative and qualitative skills.


Master’s students must complete three core courses and are free to design their program of study on any topic within the broad sphere of international studies. Major themes covered in International Studies elective courses range from international security, refugee movements and migration, international trade and investment, climate change mitigation and adaptation, poverty alleviation, humanitarian crises, and emerging public health threats. 

Master of Arts in International Studies students at University of Miami are required to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language in order to prepare them for their respective careers in the field.  Graduates of the MA Program have established careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in the United States and abroad.


The Department of International Studies provides a comprehensive curriculum that allows students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to study contemporary international issues. 

INS courses include globalization, democratization, transnationalism, international political economy, global trade, conflicts and national security threats, human rights, new forms of civil society mobilization, cultural diversity in world politics, global environmental challenges, global public health, and world poverty. 

The curriculum revolves around the study of the accelerating processes of globalization and their far-reaching impacts on individual states, societies, economies and cultures. The INS Program promotes, through its interdisciplinary reach, the exploration of various theoretical and analytical approaches and methodological techniques intended to offer students a broad program of study focused on the interaction between the local and the global, from the historical to the contemporary, while tracking possible alternative future scenarios and developments in the international system.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • International and Comparative Political Economy
  • Introductory Statistical Methods in Political Science
  • Advanced Statistical Methods in Political Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application (available online)
  • Transcripts (from all post secondary level institutions including transcripts from study abroad or temporary programs)
  • The mimimum GPA required is 3.0
  • GRE – the minimum requirement is 297 (quantitative and verbal sections combined)
  • Two academic letters of recommendation – non-academic letters can be submitted on an individual basis if the student has not attended school for more than three years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19530 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    39060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19530 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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