Washington Semester Program


The Maxwell School's Washington Semester Program puts you in the midst of some of the most important institutions, processes, and policy makers in the world. You work as an intern three or four days a week, getting first-hand experience in both international and domestic policy. You and your Syracuse classmates also meet for seminars with Maxwell professors who work in the Washington policymaking community.  A gateway to careers in public service, public affairs, with NGOs, media and business, the 15- to 18-credit program can apply to many majors on campus or as electives.

Offered in both fall and spring semesters, the Washington Semester Program is open to qualified junior and senior undergraduates in any major whose GPA is at least 3.0. PSC 124 (or PSC 139) International Relations is strongly recommended, but not required.  The 15- to 18-credit program consists of four courses and an internship, all offered in Washington, D.C. SU financial aid packages travel with you, and there is no need to transfer credits back to SU upon your return.

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