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Communications for a Better World

Master of Arts in Public Diplomacy and Global Communications

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Required Courses with Sample Schedule

The program is 43 credits over the course of 18 months. Integrated into the 43 credits is a required internship and a semester on our Washington, D.C., campus.

Second Summer Session (6 credits)

Introduction to Public Diplomacy and Communications

Graphic Design Fundamentals

Fall Semester (12 credits)

International Actors and Issues

Economic Principles for International Affairs

Public Relations Writing

Public Relations Research

Spring Semester (12 credits)

IR Signature Course

PAI Elective

Advanced Public Diplomacy

PR Campaign Planning & Execution

Maymester (3 credits)

Media Law (may also be taken online either in October or January)
Problems in Public Administration: Central Challenges in National Security Law and Policy

Summer Session (1 credit)

Summer off-campus internship program

Fall Semester in Washington, D.C. (9 credits)

Issues for 21st Century Public Diplomacy

PAI Elective

Public Diplomacy Practicum (Internship)

Dayanna Torres

I am Maxwell.

I loved the diversity of my classmates and my exposure to real-world problems...The experience shaped my vision for where I wanted to be in the future, giving me the skills to build relationships with multicultural audiences.”


M.A. in international relations/M.S. in public relations; inaugural cohort of the public diplomacy collaborative program

Public Administration and International Affairs Department
215 Eggers Hall