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.
Explore Atlantis: A Translatlantic Dual Degree Program
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.
Dual Graduate Degree Program: Business Administration and Public Administration or International Affairs
Earn two professional degrees in as few as two years and develop the knowledge and skills needed to be successful at the intersection of where governance and business happens around the globe.
Graduates of the M.B.A./M.P.A. program or the M.B.A./M.A. in international relations prepare for positions of influence and leadership in government, private firms, NGOs and nonprofit organizations responsible for implementing public policy in domestic and international context.
These 76-credit dual-degree programs are STEM designated and offered with the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
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.
Related Certificates of Advanced Study
Students enrolled in any graduate degree program at Syracuse University may be eligible to earn a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) from the Maxwell School while they work toward the requirements of their program. There are many options to choose from. Below are some of our regional offerings that may be of interest to students of international relations. Please visit our certificates page for a complete list.
offered by the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs’ Center for European Studies
offered by the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs’ Program on Latin America and the Caribbean
offered by the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs’ Middle Eastern Studies Program
offered by the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs’ South Asia Center