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The American University in Dubai launches two new professional graduate programs

The two programs, Master of Arts in International Affairs and Master of Urban Design and Digital Environment, are designed for industry professionals and fresh graduates to up-skill and stay ahead of the latest trends.

Nov 25, 2020

The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA), launched under the School of Arts and Sciences, is a ten-course, 30 credit-hour program, that helps enhance expertise in international affairs and prepares the next generation of policymakers to serve in national, regional, or local government agencies; international or nongovernmental organizations; or multinational corporations while contributing to the advancement of Emirati and global society.

The Dean of The School of Arts and Sciences (SoAS), Dr. Elham Seyedsayamdost, commented, “In the COVID-19 era, it has become ever more pressing to train skilled policymakers, who have the knowledge and tools to appropriately examine global challenges and find sustainable solutions. The School of Arts and Sciences at The American University in Dubai (AUD) has created the Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) in order to prepare the next generation of globally aware policymakers, who are qualified to address our increasingly interdependent challenges through evidence-based and innovative solutions.”

The Master of Urban Design and Digital Environments (MUDDE), launched under the School of Architecture, Art and Design, is a ten-course, 30 credit-hour program that prepares students in solving complex and multi-faceted urban problems using the best practices and the latest technologies. The program looks to create high-caliber design professionals who are also critical thinkers, capable researchers, advocates of social justice and life-long learners. “The Master of Urban Design and Digital Environments at The American University in Dubai is an opportunity for students and professionals in the field to embrace the latest digital technology, to analyze, assess, collaborate, and design urban spaces in an inclusive and integrative manner to respond to people’s ever-changing needs and aspirations,” said Dr. Nabyl Chenaf, Dean of the School of Architecture Art & Design and Professor of Architecture.