Academics / Programs

Master of Public and International Affairs

Shape global policy and process.

Gain the versatile skills to participate in international affairs—whether that’s at the UN or in war-torn conflict zones. The MPIA degree will prepare you for a career as a policymaker, diplomat, intelligence official, global business leader, nonprofit manager, or policy researcher.

Professional Skills

  • Human security and rights
  • Intelligence collection and analysis
  • International relations and diplomacy
  • International trade and finance

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Joint Degrees

You can pursue two graduate degrees simultaneously through our partnerships with other professional schools at the University of Pittsburgh and foreign universities. This approach reduces the number of credits needed for both degrees and helps shorten your time to graduation. 

  • MPIA/Law Degree (JD)
  • MPIA/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MPIA/Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MPIA/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MPIA/Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS)
  • MPIA/Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Joint degree through Kobe University in Japan
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The Pitt Experience

Hear Almir Hodzic talk about the strengths of our MPIA program, which led him to choose The University of Pittsburgh over a DC-based school.