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2022 Applying to Graduate School in International Affairs

Florida International University, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs

Green School Degree Programs Allow Students to Specialize in Global Hotspots

Florida International University (FIU) in Miami has earned the seal of approval when it comes to educating the next generation of foreign affairs leaders.

One of only 38 institutions in the world with membership in the prestigious Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs—an organization that recognizes top graduate programs—FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs turns out professionals ready to make their mark.

“Recent global events show how important international dialogue is,” says Steven J. Green, a former U.S. ambassador and the benefactor who invested in the school that bears his name. “FIU and the Green School are preparing our students to be the global leaders and change makers of tomorrow who inspire and guide us in building a more peaceful and prosperous world.”

Among the graduate programs offered are master’s degrees in global affairs, public administration, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and others that set up graduates to take high-level positions in government agencies, private industry, and nonprofit organizations.

“We are training our students to be policy leaders. We are preparing them to go out into the real world and work in development, with refugees, with migrants, in intelligence, in security, and in defense. These degree programs focus on achieving that both globally and domestically.” -Shlomi Dinar, Interim Dean, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, Florida International University

“We are preparing students to go out into the real world and work in development, with refugees, with migrants, in intelligence, in security, and in defense,” says Shlomi Dinar, interim dean of the Green School. “We are training our students to be policy leaders. These degree programs focus on achieving that both globally and domestically.”

Coaching the next generation of leaders rests on the shoulders of faculty engaged in funded research and ready to offer mentorship. Students learn from professors who are actively taking the pulse of current trends, as well as those with unmatched credentials and experience in the real world. And those looking for internships and job opportunities can find additional support from FIU’s Washington, D.C.-based center, a hub that brings together students and alumni with the heads of public and private organizations.


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Students looking for internships and job opportunities can find the help they need from both willing faculty as well as the staff of FIU’s Washington, D.C.-based center, a hub that brings together students and alumni with the heads of public and private organizations.

Sabrina Pecorelli earned a degree in 2021 from the Green School, and the D.C. location helped her land a position with an international nonprofit dedicated to promoting democracy worldwide. She recommends that students take advantage of the opportunities afforded by FIU’s strong presence in Washington “if you’re even remotely thinking of doing anything related to politics, international development or simply want to work in the capital. They have this way of connecting you with organizations, internships, and employers that will be a good fit for you.”



Graduate Degree Program Options
• Master of Public Administration
• MA in Global Affairs
• MA in Asian Studies
• MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
• MA in African & African Diaspora Studies
• MS in Criminal Justice
• MA in Economics
• MA in Global and Sociocultural Studies
• MA in History
• MA in International Studies
• MA in Political Science
• MA in Religious Studies
• MA in Spanish

Deadlines for Fall 2023

Master of Public Administration:
Application: Priority, March 1, 2023; regular, June 1, 2023
Financial Aid/Scholarships: March 1, 2023

MA in Global Affairs:
Application: Priority, April 1, 2023; regular, July 1, 2023

MA in Asian Studies:
Application: Domestic students, June 1, 2023; international students, February 15, 2023
Teaching assistantships priority deadline: March, 1, 2023

MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies:
Application: Domestic students, March 21, 2023; international students, February 15, 2023
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship deadline: January 1, 2023
Teaching assistantships deadline: March 21, 2023

MA in African & African Diaspora Studies:
Application: June 1, 2023
Financial Aid/Scholarships: February 1, 2023

Standardized Exam Scores: GRE, GMAT, or LSAT may be required depending on the degree program. Non-native English speakers may have to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Recommendation Letters: The number of required recommendation letters varies by degree program.

Application Checklist: https://admissions.fiu.edu/how-to-apply/graduate-applicant/applications/index.html