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Earn Your Maxwell Degree Without Leaving D.C.

Executive Master’s in International Relations in Washington, DC (EMIR in DC)

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Core Requirements


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

Regional Focus


Select one course (3 credits) from among our regional offerings:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East

Career Tracks


Choose three courses (9 credits) related to your specific career of interest:

  • Global Security and Intelligence
  • Foreign Policy
  • Global Markets
  • Global Development
  • Public Diplomacy

Electives


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.

For the latest course offerings, please visit our page on Answers.

Ryan McCarthy
McCarthy is one of nine new scholars and senior-level practitioners who are sharing their expertise with undergraduate and graduate students in Maxwell’s Washington programs.
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Maxwell’s D.C.-based facilities at the Center for Security and International Studies are a perfect launching point for networked, effective leaders prepared with the knowledge, skills and connections to get things done.
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Go beyond analysis...propose your own foreign policy recommendations

Our students don't just learn from leading practioners and scholars of foreign policy, they develop presentations and build networks that have an enduring impact.

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.:

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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Megan Barnett

I am Maxwell.

The program is designed to meet your needs as a working professional. If you need to accelerate and take an extra class, there are online options. If you need to slow down, you can take just one course at a time. This degree is extremely flexible.”

Megan Barnett ’20 E.M.I.R. IN D.C.

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Schedule a One-on-One Meeting

Tailor a path that’s right for you. Contact us for an in-person or virtual conversation with the assistant dean for Washington programs.

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Public Administration and International Affairs Department
215 Eggers Hall