Students admitted to the Master of International Affairs program must take a total of 42 credits, including 18 credits of required core courses with the remaining credits chosen from elective courses that will cluster around areas of concentration designed by the program faculty. A minimum of 18 credits must be at the 500 level or above. In addition to the core curriculum and elective courses, degree candidates must complete either (1) a master's paper or (2) a supervised internship placement. The master's paper will involve integrating and showing mastery of the subject matter of the student's curricular emphasis; the supervised internship placement must be of sufficient depth and professionalism to allow the student to experience the integration of his/her curricular studies in a professional environment. A reflective paper will be submitted as a part of this credit requirement.