Joint Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts in International Trade
Launch a management career at the intersection of local and global development and international trade.
Our joint MPA/MA in International Trade is specifically designed to give you real-world experience before you graduate, culminating in a semesterlong practicum, which can be an internship or field-based research project.
Fall or Spring
Find out if MPA/ITED is right for you
60 -credit master’s
4 -semester program
The integrated curriculum helps you develop critical skills in international development program management, trade policy, compliance, negotiation, and the design of complex solution strategies. Students gain valuable work experience by completing a professional practicum.
To open up your global career opportunities you can take content courses in a second language and/or courses in intercultural competence.
You will have access to faculty members from multiple degree programs. In addition to their academic roles, many are actively engaged in international organizations including the UNCHR (the UN Refugee Agency), USAID, the World Bank, the State Department, the World Trade Organization, the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the National Foreign Trade Council.
You can integrate Peace Corps service into your degree through our Options for Peace Corps Service, earning yourself a 50 percent tuition scholarship for your final semester.
Financing Your Education
We offer a variety of resources to make your program more affordable including merit, need-based, partner, and external scholarships for both U.S. and international students. Your personal enrollment advisor is also available to help you think through financing this important investment in your career development.
Earning two master’s degrees in just four semesters represents a significant return on your investment, setting you up for a unique career trajectory.
We take a holistic approach when considering your application, looking at your academic background, international exposure, professional experience, and career goals. We welcome applicants with or without work experience, and our program has numerous opportunities for you to gain professional experience before you graduate. This approach aligns with the Institute’s core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We do not require GRE or GMAT scores for our master’s programs but competitive scores may strengthen your application and positively influence scholarship decisions.