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Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in International Relations


Earn both a master of public administration (M.P.A.) and a master of arts in international relations (M.A.) in just two years (58 credits). This dual degree program is excellent preparation for careers in government, global consulting firms, NGOs and international organizations. The M.A. in international relations program includes a required global internship; students can spend up to two semesters studying and interning in D.C. or abroad—in the summer and fall of their second year.

Apply directly to this dual degree program or add the second degree once admitted.

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Explore Atlantis: A Translatlantic Dual Degree Program

Earn master’s degrees in international relations (M.A.) and either public administration (M.P.A.) or public policy (M.P.P.) in two years of study: one at the Maxwell School in Syracuse and the other at the Hertie School in Berlin, Germany.

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Dual Graduate Degree Program: Law and Public Administration


Earn both a juris doctorate (J.D.) and a master of public administration (M.P.A.) in just three years of study—the same time required of a J.D. alone. Graduates are prepared to move across sectors in a range of careers that demand both legal and policy analysis such as environmental law, health care law, national security, tax policy and finance, and immigration law and policy.

It is possible to apply to both the College of Law and Maxwell School simultaneously through separate applications and receive a conditional offer of admission to Maxwell for the following year. However, most students apply to the Maxwell School as a first-year law student. To apply as a current student, please view dual J.D./M.P.A. or J.D./M.A. program application and checklist on Answers.

Dual Graduate Degree Program: Economics and International Relations


Earn both a master of arts in economics and a master of arts in international relations in just two years. Designed for students with a strong interest in international economic development, this combined program of study includes challenging courses in economic theory and econometrics, core courses in international relations, and an internship that relates to your professional interests.

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Dual Graduate Degree Program: Finance and International Relations


Earn both a master of science in finance and a master of arts in international relations in just two years. Designed for students with a strong interest in international corporate or public finance, this 58-credit program combines coursework and networks of the Whitman School of Management and the Maxwell School, in Syracuse, N.Y., and Washington, D.C.

Dual Graduate Degree Program: Law and International Relations


Earn both a juris doctorate (J.D.) and a master of arts in international relations in just three years of study—the same time required of a J.D. alone. Graduates are prepared to move across sectors in a range of careers that demand analysis through both legal and international frameworks, such as international law, human rights law, national security and counterterrorism law, and international business.

It is possible to apply to both the College of Law and Maxwell School simultaneously through separate applications and receive a conditional offer of admission to Maxwell for the following year. However, most students apply to the Maxwell School as a first-year law student. To apply as a current student, please view dual J.D./M.P.A. or J.D./M.A. program application and checklist on Answers.

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Public Administration and International Affairs Department
215 Eggers Hall