Earn Your Maxwell Degree Without Leaving D.C.
Executive Master’s in International Relations in Washington, DC (EMIR in DC)
Three courses (9 credits) will prepare you with the fundamental skills and knowledge to be an impactful leader in the global arena:
- PAI 895: Executive Education Seminar on Global Leadership
- PAI 996: Master’s Application Project (Capstone Project)
- PSC 783: Comparative Foreign Policy
Select one course (3 credits) from among our regional offerings:
- Latin America
- Middle East
Choose three courses (9 credits) related to your specific career of interest:
- Global Security and Intelligence
- Foreign Policy
- Global Markets
- Global Development
- Public Diplomacy
Take three courses (9 credits) that complement your program of study.
Elective course options vary by semester and draw from Maxwell’s incredible network of practitioners and scholars. Students benefit from both faculty who work and live in D.C. full time as well as Syracuse faculty conducting research and applied work in the capital on a short-term basis.
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Maxwell’s partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., provides unique opportunities for Maxwell students, including instruction from fellows, top practitioners and, recently, U.S. Army General Mark Milley.
Maxwell has partnered with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications to launch the Syracuse University Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship Institute in Washington, D.C., with veteran journalist Margaret Talev as its founding director.
Go beyond analysis...propose your own foreign policy recommendations
The nine-month appointment includes full access to the Library’s collections, which are the largest in the world. She will teach in the Washington., D.C., program in fall 2022.
Concurrent Certificates of Advanced Study
Boost your resume with a Certificate of Advanced Study earned concurrently with a master’s by taking courses that apply to both. The following can be earned concurrently in Washington, D.C.:
- Conflict and Collaboration
- Postconflict Reconstruction
- Public Leadership and Management
- Security Studies
D.C. elective offerings vary by semester. Please check with your advisor to confirm which selections are applicable to your certificate.
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