Get prepared to change the world in just one year

Whether you’re a future diplomat, business executive, NGO leader or more, our Master of International Affairs (MIA) program will prepare you for a wide array of career opportunities in the global marketplace.

This program is a joint effort between the world-renowned O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, the national leader in language and area studies. Combined, these two schools give you the practical skills and in-depth knowledge to succeed in internationally oriented careers.

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Be prepared to take on many important career roles in global affairs

  • Governments at the national level within development agencies, ministries of foreign affairs, ministries of defense, intelligence agencies, environmental agencies, and international trade offices as well as globally oriented departments at the state and local levels.
  • Multilateral organizations with global mandates as well as regionally focused institutions.
  • Nongovernmental organizations and domestic nonprofits involved in advocacy, research, education, social enterprise, impact investing, grant-making, and field work.
  • Private sector organizations in consulting, energy, environment, technology, media, financial services, healthcare, and many more.

The MIA Program


36credit hours