12 months
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MA program in International Studies from Florida International University is designed to prepare students for careers in government, the private sector, or international agencies, or for doctoral studies.

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The College of Arts and Sciences at Florida International University  offers certificate programs in African-New World Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Transnational and Regional Studies, among other. The graduate program encourages its MA students to pursue regional certification in conjunction with their work in the MA International Studies program.


The Department provides both disciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate training. It encourages a vital and challenging exchange of ideas among students and faculty members, who investigate a stimulating range of topics, from the traditional concerns of foreign policy and national security to contemporary global issues such as democratization, the environment, human rights, refugees, and social movements.

Many members of the Department also have longstanding regional interests, as do many other members of the University faculty. The program boasts of strengths in Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Europe.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Space, Place and Identity
  • Political Economy of International Relations
  • Contemporary Dynamics of International Relations
  • Research Design in International Relations
  • Approaches to Area Studies
  • Global Issues and Human Rights
  • Politics of Globalization
  • War, Peace and Conflict Resolution in INR
  • The Media and International Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Non-refundable application fee (currently $30.00)
  • Official transcripts of all university coursework 
  • Official copy of the GRE scores 
  • Official copy of the TOEFL
  • Letters of recommendation from university teachers and professors who have knowledge of the applicant's academic qualifications.
  • A personal statement, 2 to 3 pages double-spaced in length, explaining research interests and rationale for pursuing a graduate degree 
  • Writing sample. This should be a short essay (5 to 7 pages long) in English preferably on a topic related to world politics.
  • Your Curriculum Vitae or resume and (if applicable) any academic publications.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for West Miami

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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