Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to the Maxwell School!  The Maxwell School at Syracuse University provides a dynamic community of public service minded professionals ready to lead, passionate about real world issues, and committed to public service and global engagement.

Our students seek careers that make a difference. Maxwell prepares our students for these careers in our three professionally oriented master's programs: 

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Arts in International Relations (MA IR)
  • Master of Arts in Public Diplomacy and Global Communications programs (MA PDGC)

All of our programs provide foundational skills and knowledge through coursework taught by faculty who are experts in their fields for promising careers across all sectors of public and international engagement.  Our faculty and staff are committed to providing a supportive yet challenging learning environment in which students feel a sense of community and tradition.  

The current COVID-19 global health crisis is sadly another reminder of the need for skilled professionals working on behalf of the public good.  Skills in evidenced-based decision making, data analysis, and integrated management solutions working across sectors and collaboratively with various governments and non-governmental organizations are necessary for effective public service delivery for both domestic and international policy challenges.  This current crisis simply amplifies this need.

Most of our graduates are employed by the time they graduate, with almost 100% employed within six months after graduation, creating a world-wide network of successful, loyal alumni prepared to support your professional development goals. 

Maxwell is a special place, and we hope you will decide to take your next steps with us.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY IS OPERATING ON CAMPUS OPERATIONS WITH FULL SAFETY PROTOCOLS IN PLACE FOR STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY.  

While all of our courses retain a remote learning option for safety reasons, this past academic year 80% of our master's students were in fact in Syracuse and attended a portion of their classes in person.  We continue to strive toward 100% in person attendance, while retaining remote / hybrid course options for the health and safety of all of our community members.  We will continue to provide university updates as to instruction status as they become available.  

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