To be considered for admission to the MAIS Africa program, you must:
- Submit an online application or Paper Application (PDF) with nonrefundable application fee of $50.
- Have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75.
- Be a Native English speaker, or demonstrate adequate ability/knowledge to the satisfaction of the MAIS program.
- Be physically eligible for a student visa in the applicable country in Africa.
- Submit a statement of intent including short and long term goals and career objectives.
- Forward to the MAIS office one official transcript from each college or university attended, showing all previous undergraduate and graduate work. Transcripts must be received in an official sealed envelope. E-scripts are acceptable; please set firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient.
- Submit two current recommendations from acceptable references source such as a professor, employer, immediate supervisor, pastor, or colleague.
- Submit a complete and up-to-date resume.
- Submit a copy of your valid passport with at least 18 months of remaining validity from expected date of departure.
After completion of your admission file, an admission interview in person or via Skype will be scheduled.
Concordia University is actively working with the Department of Homeland
Security to provide student visas for international students seeking to
join our Master of International Studies Africa (MAIS Africa) program.
Approval is pending and international students may be eligible for the MAIS
Africa program in Fall 2017. Please check back for updates.
International applicants must submit a paper application with nonrefundable application fee of $150.
Additional forms for International Applicants (non-U.S. citizen/national): Affidavit of Financial Support, Certificate of Bank Balance
The admission procedure for international applicants is the same as listed above. If from a non-U.S. institution, you must provide an official, detailed transcript evaluation from an approved international credential evaluation service (International Education Research Foundation or Educational Credential Evaluators) that shows the equivalent of a regionally accredited U.S. degree.
Transfer of Credit
Concordia University Irvine's policy for all graduate programs allows for a maximum of six units of transferable credit.
If you have any questions about the admissions process or requirements, please contact our admissions counselor, Taylor Sirna, at (949) 214-4256 or email@example.com.