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The Master of Arts in Global Affairs is a market-rate program. We encourage students to seek financial aid should the need arise.  Students can apply for loans, scholarships, and fellowships.


Students can apply for different types of federal as well as private/alternative loans available from a variety of lending institutions. Additional information can be obtained from Florida International University’s OneStop.

Global Affairs Scholarship

The Master of Arts in Global Affairs program offers merit-based scholarships.

To be recommended for a merit-based scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a fully admitted student entering the first semester of the program.
  2. Have an undergraduate/upper division GPA of 3.5 or higher (upper division 60 credits GPA or master’s degree GPA of 3.5 or higher)
  3. Submit a one-page, written statement describing the reasons why the applicant merits this academic scholarship. The statement should highlight the candidate’s academic and professional accomplishments. (i.e. awards, volunteer service performed, career aspirations and community or professional involvement).
  4. Complete the scholarship form along with written statement and submit by email to

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible. The scholarship committee meets in June and July to review scholarship applications. The total number of scholarships and amount provided will vary based on available resources. Selection process is competitive and not all applicants that may meet the criteria are guaranteed a scholarship.

Deadline:            07/31/2019

Senator Richard B. Stone Public Policy Scholarship

The Scholarship will be open to all incoming/admitted students and awarded to one student each year for a maximum of $2,000. The scholarship will be dispensed at $500 increments on a semester basis so long as the GPA criterion (see below) is met each semester. It is expected that the student fulfill all of the Master of Arts in Global Affairs requirements. In the fourth semester of the program, the Stone Scholar may be asked to meet with the donor and draft a personal account of how the funds assisted throughout the program.

Criteria for Applying:

  1. Preference will be given to Miami-Dade County Residents
  2. Students must be admitted into the MA in Global Affairs program
  3. Applicants must be interested in policy and pursuing a policy career
  4. 3.75 minimum incoming UG 60 GPA while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 throughout the program to continue to receive scholarship through the 4th semester in the program.
  5. Resume
  6. Essay: In no more than two pages, describe your interest and/or experience in policy and plans for a policy-related career

Award:                 $2,000.00

Deadline:            08/09/2019

Apply to the Public Policy Scholarhip