Executive Master's in International Relations in Washington, D.C. - EMIR in DC

The first executive degree in international relations offered by a major research university in cooperation with a leading global think tank

Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) are proud to offer the Executive Master's in International Relations in Washington, D.C. (EMIR in DC). This unique master's program is intended for mid-career professionals who are looking to advance their career and deepen their understanding of critical global issues.

Beyond offering a rigorous academic foundation, the program provides opportunities to work alongside leading policy experts, to contribute personal research and policy recommendations, and to receive professional training targeted at advancement in government, business, and non-profit sectors.  

Given the complexity of today's global environment, it is more important than ever to have an interdisciplinary understanding of the challenges facing the international community. This program allows professionals to grasp this information while applying innovative thinking to real-world scenarios. It is an unparalleled opportunity to learn from scholars at a preeminent international policy think tank while earning a degree from a top-ranked school for graduate education in public affairs.

The EMIR in DC program is housed in Maxwell’s highly esteemed Department of Public Administration and International Affairs. 

EMIR Overview
Location CSIS Headquarters in downtown Washington 
Duration In as little as 18 months part-time 
Evening seminars and short, intensive sessions to accommodate busy schedules 
Combine practical knowledge, case studies, and simulations with academic research and professional skill-building 
Maxwell faculty, CSIS scholars, and senior international policy practitioners 
Full access to the online and in-person resources offered to all students and alumni of Syracuse University as well as access to CSIS scholars, events, and networking opportunities 

After the priority deadline, we accept applications on a rolling basis.

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