Offered jointly by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the public diplomacy program trains students to carry out public communications for governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector. This 58-credit, two-year dual degree program leads to a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Science in Public Relations.
Our students bring a wide array of academic, professional and life experiences to our community. They come from dozens of countries, including Palestine, Turkey, Canada, China, Greece, South Korea, the UAE, Haiti and Nigeria. They have studied international relations, philosophy, communications, political science, regional studies, and business. In the public diplomacy program, students gain the skills needed to understand how to build relationships with multicultural audiences. They are the leaders of the discipline and will continue to drive the field forward.