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University of Utah Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Asian Studies

The MA in Asian Studies is designed to prepare students to become global citizens, versed in the languages and cultures of the region, with the flexibility to combine area studies and professional competence, and cognizant of the complex linkages that define the profound relevance of Asia for the United States today.

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

With the MA in Latin American Studies, students can design a program of study that best fits with their career or professional goals related to Latin America, through taking courses in a wide range of departments and professional programs, including the sciences, the social sciences and humanities, Social Work, Education, Nursing, Public Health, Business, Architecture and Urban Planning, Law, etc. Through this graduate degree, students will develop strong language  skills, acquire deep and broad knowledge of Latin American countries and cultures, and develop research skills and specialized knowledge in an academic discipline, professional program or interdisciplinary concentration.

Master in International Affairs and Global Enterprise

The Master of Science in International Affairs and Global Enterprise (MIAGE) degree is a distinctive program designed to provide students with the analytical, political, legal and socio-cultural knowledge needed to fulfill real-world career opportunities working for (or with) international businesses, government, and non-governmental organizations.  This demanding interdisciplinary program accomplishes this through studying the interaction of business, law, economics, international relations and sociology on cross-border transactions. Students will learn strategic and operational skills as well as the skills necessary for global, industry and country analysis.

Master of Arts in World Languages

The Master of Arts in World Languages (WLMA) combines a graduate master’s degree with licensure to teach in the public schools. Students with the requisite background will be able to teach one or two foreign languages at the secondary level, or a foreign language and another high school subject such as History, Geography, or Math. The program actively seeks to license teachers for the critical languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Persian/Farsi, and Russian).

Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is appropriate for the student who plans a career as a practice focused professional in public health that does not necessarily involve research.  The MPH degree is considered a professional degree and takes approximately two years to complete as a full-time student. Through elective coursework, students can choose courses focused on topics in global health.  Students may also participate in a Global Health learning abroad program through the Global Health Initiative.

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work Program prepares students for social work practice, contributing to the development of social work knowledge through research, practice intervention, and active service to the community. The MSW program prepares students for entry into advanced professional social work practice in a global environment with the most current knowledge and skills drawn from various disciplines. During the second year of the program, students choose a concentration to prepare them for practice with specific areas/populations.  The purpose of the Global Social Work Concentration is to enhance student preparation for professional social work practice within the context of global interdependence, international social work practice abroad and practice with multi-cultural populations in the United States.

For additional graduate programs at the U, visit www.gradschool.utah.edu.  

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Last Updated: 4/25/17