Academic Programs : Dual Degree Programs

Master of Arts in International Administration Joint Degree (MAIA/MPH)

The Master of Arts in International Administration/ Master in Public Health (MAIA/MPH) degree is offered jointly by the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences and the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. The MPH degree with a second master’s degree in international administration is designed for students who seek an in-depth knowledge of public health with a broader emphasis in globalization and health, international health, international health policy and international development.


Applicants must be admitted into the MPH and MAIA programs on a separate basis, based on the admissions requirements and procedure of each individual program. Acceptance by one program does not in any way indicate or guarantee acceptance by the other degree program. Both the MAIA and the MPH degree programs require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as part of the admissions requirements. For students whose native language is not English, successful completion the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination is required.

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Average Program Duration: 2.5 years

Number of required credits: 60

The Curriculum:

The total requirements for the MAIA/MPH program are 60 credits. These requirements include 30 MPH credits and 30 MAIA credits. Students must be enrolled in both programs concurrently each semester (fall and spring) to avoid being discounted from either program.

Required MPH Courses (30 credits)

  • EPH 600 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • EPH 601 Medical Biostatistics I (4 credits)
  • EPH 621 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • EPH 620 Health Education and Behavior (or EPH 614 Introduction to Disease Prevention and Health Promotion) (3 credits)
  • EPH 641 Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • EPH 631 Public Health Administration (or EPH 632 US Health Systems) (3 credits)
  • EPH 680 Capstone Field Experience (3 credits)
  • Approved EPH Elective courses (8 credits)

Required MAIA Courses (30 credits):

  • IGS 611 International Organization (3 credits)
  • IGS 612 International Administration (3 credits)
  • IGS 615 International Economics (3 credits)
  • IGS 613 Global Cultures, Religions, and Communication (3 credits)
  • IGS 614 World Affairs (3 credits)
  • IGS 616 Organizational Administration (3 credits)
  • IGS 617 Practicum in International Administration (3 credits)
  • Approved MAIA Elective courses (9 credits)

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