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International Affairs, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #18 (QS) , NY,
The Master of International Affairs program develops international affairs professionals who understand complex, transnational issues and can manage real-world organizations.


Students acquire qualitative and quantitative analytical skills and the hands-on management skills required by leaders in the major fields of international affairs, as well as substantive knowledge of a policy concentration and demonstrated foreign language ability.

Career Paths

Students graduating with an MIA degree acquire concrete skills to work in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors around the world. Recent employers include the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations, Deutsche Bank, Proctor and Gamble, and Horn Relief in Africa, to name a few.

Who It's For

The MIA program is best suited for young professionals holding a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant work or substantive internship experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Microeconomics for International & Public Affairs and Macroeconomics for International & Public Affairs
  • Microeconomic Analysis for International & Public Affairs and Macroeconomic Analysis for International & Public Affairs
  • Quantitative Analysis for International & Public Affairs
  • Analysis of Public Sector Organizations Course Video
  • Effective Management in the Public Service

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    54 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

    At a minimum, all applicants must:
      • Have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution prior to enrolling at SIPA.
      • Provide valid GRE or GMAT test scores.
      • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language adequate for study at the masters level. A score of at least 100 on the TOEFL Internet-based exam, 7 on the IELTS exam, or 68 on the PTE exam is required in order for your application to be reviewed.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          2018 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 2018 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        • National

          2018 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 2018 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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        Living costs for Manhattan

        • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
          Living Costs

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