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Master of Arts in International Relations


Satisfy your curiosity about the world, and develop skills and knowledge to change it for the better.

  • On campus, in Syracuse, N.Y.
  • 40 credits with a required global internship
  • Complete full time in 18 months

Executive Master’s in International Relations in Syracuse, N.Y.


Improve your leadership and management skills and global affairs knowledge. Seven years of experience required.

  • On campus, in Syracuse, N.Y.
  • 30 credits
  • Complete on a part- or full-time basis

Public Diplomacy and Global Communications


Prepare to drive change in a range of international contexts through effective public and interpersonal communications.

  • One powerful degree, two schools: the Maxwell School and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • On campus, in Syracuse, N.Y., and Washington, D.C.
  • 43 credits with a required global internship
  • Complete full time in 18 months

Executive Master’s in International Relations in D.C.


Leverage the combined experience, knowledge and networks of two top-ranked institutions—the Maxwell School and the Center for Strategic and International Studies—and earn your degree while you work in D.C. Seven years of experience required.

  • On campus, in Washington, D.C.
  • 30 credits
  • Complete part time in as few as 18 to 20 months
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New: Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s


Academically accomplished undergraduate Maxwell students interested in continuing their education can apply to earn a master’s in public administration or international relations from the Maxwell School with just one additional year of study beyond the B.A. or B.S.—inclusive of an experience-building internship. Interested students should contact the department and apply in their junior year.

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Palmer Career Center


Graduate professional students of the Maxwell School benefit from the expertise and resources of Maxwell’s in-house center for career development, where you’ll find a team of professionals dedicated to your career success. From resume workshops and interview coaching, to networking events and workshops, to personalized guidance from staff advisors and an alumni network like no other, the Palmer Career Center is here to help prepare you for a bright future in public service.

Public Administration and International Affairs Department
215 Eggers Hall