Master's in International Affairs


School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies
Master of Arts in International Affairs

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The Master of Arts in International Affairs degree prepares students for careers in national security, diplomacy, intelligence, international development, and other areas of international affairs. This 30-credit hour professional degree program provides an interdisciplinary academic and practical preparation in geopolitics, international security, international economics, while developing the analytic writing and briefing skills necessary for careers in national service and the private sector. 

The Tampa Bay metropolitan area is a nexus of global affairs and national security activity with US Central Command and US Special Operations Command headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, federal agencies with national and global missions, and growing financial and cybersecurity sectors.

The M.A. program develops specialized knowledge and skills through two track options: Security and Diplomacy, or Society and Development. All students take core seminars in international relations and international political economy, a methods course, three classes within their selected concentration, and two elective courses. Students have the option of writing a thesis as a capstone or they can pursue a coursework option to complete their degree by taking two additional electives.

To see the Master of Arts in International Affairs curriculum, please visit the graduate catalogue.

To apply, visit the USF Office of Admissions website.

For further information or questions, please contact:

Dr. Nicolas Thompson
Graduate Program Director
Phone: (813) 974-2384
Office: SOC 360   

Ashley Gantman
Graduate Academic Program Specialist
Phone: (813) 974-0790
Office: SOC 364