Master of Arts (M.A.)

International Affairs, M.A.

Develop the skills you need to work in a global environment with a master’s in international affairs.

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Develop skills to work in a global environment
Advance your career as a Mid-career Military Member
Hone critical analysis and communication skills

International Affairs, M.A. Overview

With an emphasis in international politics, the online master’s in international affairs from the University of West Florida prepares you to be a leader when it comes to relations between countries, trade and diplomatic negotiations, foreign policy and military conflict and engagement. Upon graduation, you’ll have a firm understanding of domestic and international policy-making, be equipped to tackle real-world policy issues, and know how to apply theoretical frameworks for systematic analysis. Our well-rounded coursework is bolstered by instruction in data visualization and analysis, providing skills that are in high demand in today’s international affairs workplaces.

If you’re looking to advance your career as a mid-career military member or expand your international affairs knowledge, UWF’s international affairs degree is a great option. Our small class sizes and interactive environment fosters collaborative learning and emphasizes written and oral communication skills through special projects, presentations and a capstone comprehensive exam.

UWF’s degree is unique among international affairs programs in the state of Florida in its single-disciplinary focus on security studies and diplomacy. Our faculty specialize in international politics, and many have military and government experience that provides current knowledge from high-demand careers. This allows you to graduate with a unique readiness for the international affairs jobs of the future.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Mid-career military members looking to advance their careers
  • Distance learners who live outside of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida
  • Students with bachelor’s degrees interested in honing critical analysis and communication skills to work in a global environment

You Will Be Able To:

  • Lead in areas of trade and diplomatic negotiations
  • Understand domestic and international policy-making processes
  • Apply theoretical frameworks for systematic analysis
  • Master oral and written communication skills
  • Use data visualization to communicate complex information