The Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) is a professional degree program that combines rigorous, multidisciplinary academic coursework with real-world skills. It draws on Maxwell's social science disciplines and their tradition of interdisciplinary research, while also providing a mix of essential management and analysis skills found within the PAIA curriculum. This combination gives graduates an edge in the global job market.
The MAIR offers a flexible 40-credit, 16-month curriculum that includes a range of career track options and a professional internship experience. Second language proficiency is required.
The MAIR has five curricular components.
Core Courses - prepare students with general knowledge and skills needed in the global workplace.
Career Track - focus studies while also integrating regional knowledge. Interdisciplinary
Signature Courses - draw fully on the Maxwell School's expertise in public affairs and cutting edge applied social science research.
Capstone Course - taken at the end of the second semester to prepare for the summer internship.
Required Internship - significant professional work experience completed over the summer or final fall semester.
Serving the internship, Maxwell maintains academic relationships with institutions in nearly 20 countries. Plus, in Washington, D.C., Maxwell is now partnered with the Center for Strategic & International Studies — a new headquarters for all Washington-based study, and the source of unprecedented collaborative opportunities.