Globally minded students working toward a career in communications or international relations will find that the joint degree in international relations and public relations at Syracuse University offers a world of possibilities.

Offered by the S.I. Newhouse School or Communications and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the program trains professionals to carry out public communications for governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.

As a field, public diplomacy has grown out of a need for professionals who can effectively communicate with diverse national and international audiences. Cross-cultural communication presents complex challenges. Our students learn to skillfully craft an organization’s messages, convey its vision and explain its actions.