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Master of Arts in International Studies

Concordia University Irvine
Irvine, CA

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Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 30%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $50
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $18,500
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $18,500
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS)

Our Program

Of high quality, accelerated, affordable, flexible, practical, globally-oriented and regionally-focused.

Our Master of Arts in International Studies program will allow you to gain hands-on knowledge and understanding of the integration among the key stakeholders in a society while enhancing your ethical leadership skills to serve with integrity and sensitivity. After the core courses that equip you with a comprehensive grasp of the various aspects of international studies, you participate in a three-week rigorous international field work in your chosen region of Africa, China, Southeast Asia, or Latin America.

Program at a glance:

•            Focus regions: Africa, China, Southeast Asia, or Latin America

•            Abroad experience: 3 weeks in chosen region learning about global issues and work hands-on with a non-profit or business we’ve partnered with.

•            Courses are ALL online (with exception of abroad experience)

•            Possible to complete in as little as 16-18 months

•            Courses cover all international studies aspects- culture, society, religion, economics, politics, and development, on regional and global levels.

•            Capstone project required to graduate

•            Cohort-based program that starts every Fall

•            Post 9/11 GI Bill approved institution (BAH included)

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 30%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $50

Requirements

  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt Resume

Additional Requirements

•            Confer bachelor’s degree before program start date (can offer conditional acceptance to those ready to graduate with a bachelor's degree)

•            Minimum 2.75 GPA

Application Deadline

July 1.

Early application is recommended to be poised for scholarship opportunities.

Student Body

Inclusion

  • checkbox-alt Dedicated Diversity Office
  • checkbox-alt US Department of Education Minority Serving Institution

What Our Students Say

  • My MAIS journey has been filled with many challenges and learning moments that I would have never experienced without this program. Each aspect of this program gives you the opportunity to think critically, which allowed me to expand my knowledge further than I thought possible.



    Katherine, MAIS ‘19
  • Completing the MAIS program has been extremely rewarding and beneficial to my career goals of transitioning to a nonprofit career that focuses on human rights issues.


    Jennifer, MAIS ‘19
  • My MAIS journey has been both rewarding and challenging. I have gained so much throughout this journey, I have learned to work with others, express and allow others to voice their opinions regardless of how different it is from mine. Much credit to all my professors who were so patient with me at times when I needed extra guidance. 


    Georgia, MAIS ‘19

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $18,500
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $18,500

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Financial Aid Available
  • checkbox-alt Application Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-alt Additional fee for field work experience