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Embodying the mission of San Francisco’s oldest university, MAIS graduates are equipped with the tools to establish an inclusive global community.
The world in which we live is indelibly marked by global processes – from the interconnectedness of business and finance to ethnic struggles for self-determination. The University of San Francisco offers a unique master’s degree in international studies – an innovative and rigorous program that provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the changes that now face the global community and with the practical tools they need to make change happen.
Courses in the Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) focus on development and the environment, political and economic aspects of globalization, human rights, peace and conflict, and international law and organizations. As an interdisciplinary program, students integrate and apply knowledge across disciplines in order to analyze global issues and problems.
MAIS students acquire the skills needed for a wide variety of professions and fields, including international affairs, foreign service, intelligence and international organizations. Our graduates are also prepared to pursue further studies in a Ph.D. program.