MD/MAIA candidates also receive a Certificate in Security Management, which is designed to prepare students to meet the various multidimensional security challenges that have faced our planet in the last two decades: from the aftermath of 9/11 to the most recent crisis of COVID-19. For future physicians, understanding the sociocultural and geopolitical threats posed by violent human actions, trafficking, migration, natural disasters, and pandemics, is essential.
The MD/MAIA program is grounded in an academic, theoretical, understanding of security problems and emergency management strategies. It also emphasizes the development of the practitioner’s arts within the strategic, tactical, and operational realms of international security administration. MD/MAIA students will have the opportunity to study social and cultural determinants of health in a global context through MAIA coursework and the required thesis.
This dual program provides:
• Both degrees in four years. The M.A. required 30 credits.
• Flexible online and evening courses.
• Discussion-based coursework on identifying, analyzing, and managing the complex global problems that confront modern multi-national institutions.
• In depth coursework on emergency management and disaster relief.
• Opportunities for community-based research under the direction of a faculty member from the College of Arts & Sciences.