Master of Arts in International Affairs


The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) is a 30 semester hour graduate program at North Georgia is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the international system along with a focus on the multiple facets of global security issues such as terrorism, strategic security policy, the examination of economic elements of security and the theories which define the field of international affairs. The degree provides students the research and analytical skills which allows them to advance in their profession or begin to explore a career in international affairs. All program instruction is delivered on-line through WebCT Vista.

For additional program information, call the Master of Arts in International Affairs Program, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, 706-864-1904, or write to Master of Arts in International Affairs Program, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, West Main Hall, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, Georgia 30597-1001.

Graduate Admissions Procedures

Application materials may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions or from the North Georgia website Applicants must pay a one-time, non-refundable application fee. Admission requirements are listed below. When all application materials required to make an admission decision have been received by the Office of Graduate Admission, notification will be sent to the applicant via mail and a copy of all materials will be forwarded to the program. Upon review, notification will be sent from the International Affairs program sent to the applicant verifying acceptance or denial.

Students who are admitted, but do not enroll within one year of acceptance must reapply through the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance within the last three terms must also reapply. All documents and materials submitted to fulfill the application requirements for entry to a program at North Georgia become the property of the university and will not be returned. These materials are kept for one year for incomplete application files and three years for completed and accepted, but not enrolled.