The Maxwell School of Syracuse University offers professional degrees in international relations, public administration, and related fields. The degrees are efficiently structured, allowing students to return to their careers quickly. They draw on Maxwell's unique mix of professional and scholarly programs, supplementing leadership skills with the breadth afforded by a social science education. These degrees lead to great jobs, with responsibility and influence.
They lead also to Maxwell's high esteem. U.S.News & World Report ranks Maxwell number one in the nation for graduate education in public affairs.
The MA in International Relations — typically earned in 16 months — is profoundly interdisciplinary, drawing on social-science departments across the School (e.g., political science, anthropology, economics, geography). It also includes essential, transferrable management skills in public administration. The MAIR integrates a required global internship, pursued in Washington, New York, or dozens of locations around the world.
Maxwell's number-one ranked Master of Public Administration is legendary for two related reasons: It is rigorous, and it is compact. After just 12 months of concentrated, skills-based education, graduates are prepared for careers ranging from government service to law, health, education, and many other fields in the public and private sectors.
Earn two degrees in two years. The integrated joint MPA/IR provides all of the benefits of the School's time-honored public administration curriculum with the added breadth of an interdisciplinary education in international relations. Experiential opportunities include both the MPA's capstone project in public management and IR's required global internship.
Public Diplomacy combines an IR degree with public relations, to serve careers in advocacy for large international organizations.
A joint degree in IR and Economics is especially suited to interests in economic development.
The Master's in Public Health incorporates PA and is offered through a nearby teaching hospital.
Since 1964, Maxwell’s Executive Education has been preparing leaders for the global community. Maxwell offered one of the first mid-career degrees in public administration, and today offers a menu of options for public service professionals with requisite years of managerial experience, including online and on-campus Executive MPA (EMPA) degree programs, Executive Master of International Relations (EMIR) program, Dual EMPA/EMIR degrees, and Certificates of Advanced Study.
Programs. Rigorous, efficiently structured.
Connections. Internships in D.C. and overseas.
Strength. Esteemed, expert, and accessible.
The Interdisciplinary "Extra." Tapping into social sciences.
Development. Routes to a meaningful career.
to public service and to Maxwell.
Community. A place to study and make friends.
Russo is the president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, a trade association that helps ensure the development and growth of technology- and innovation-based businesses across Southwest Pennsylvania.
Hall is director of housing and community services for Wichita, Kansas, overseeing 81 employees and a budget of nearly $24 million. He was deputy director in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and has done similar work for the District of Columbia; Lubbock, Texas; Dallas; and Upper Manhattan.
Kasriel directs editorial partnerships and special projects for the BBC World Service Group (with a weekly audience of more than 300 million people on TV, radio, and digital). She has reported and produced for the BBC across five continents.
'85 MPA / '87 PhD (SSc)
Bhave’s recent book, The Microgrid Revolution, proposes new-technology energy strategies that help move businesses away from climate change while bringing power to unserved regions. Bhave, who has held positions at tech start-ups and large corporations, now teaches at the Indian Institute of Management.
Kagi is a senior associate at MMP Associates, a consulting firm specializing in nonprofit board development, strategic planning, and organizational development. She previously worked for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
As executive director for multicultural affairs at Bay Path University, Cardona is responsible for outreach, retention, advocacy, and support for the needs of first-generation and underrepresented minority students. She graduated from Women's Pipeline for Change, which supports women of color in leadership roles.
As senior staff at the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance, Alexander directs the Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project, funded by USAID. It engages U.S. farmers and other experts to help developing countries improve productivity, access new markets, build local capacity, combat climate change, and conserve environmental and natural resources.
'76 MPA/'83 PhD (PA)