The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse University’s Maxwell School is the only major school of public affairs integrating its applied professional degree programs with social science scholarship in such fields as political science, economics, geography, and sociology. As a result, Maxwell’s MA in International Relations possesses a uniquely rich combination of interdisciplinary perspectives and practical leadership/management skills. The 18-month program also emphasizes — in fact, requires — one or more global internships, adding a strong collaborative and experiential component. Together, these attributes give Maxwell’s MAIR graduates an edge in the global job market.
While theoretical work draws from across Maxwell’s disciplines, MAIR skills instruction benefits from the faculty and curriculum of Maxwell’s highly respected Master of Public Administration program. (Both the MAIR and MPA are based in the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs.) Maxwell’s MPA is concentrated, intensive, and chiefly focused on the transferable skills of public management and policy analysis, delivering fundamental skills — suitable for jobs in public, nonprofit, and related private sectors; and versatile enough to serve an entire career.
Many students enroll in the Joint MPA/IR degree, which efficiently coordinates the best of both programs. This potent degree may be earned in two years.
Master of Art (MA) in International Relations
Master of Public Administration
JD/MA International Relations
Public Diplomacy (MA International Relations/MS Public Relations)
Iris Ye ’15 BA (econ) was recently named executive search and assessment professional at Russell-Reynolds Associates in Shanghai, China. Russell-Reynolds Associates, a management consulting firm, currently operates as a premier provider of senior…
John W. Phillips ’87 BA (Econ)/’96 MA (Econ)/’97 PhD (Econ) was named chief of the population and social processes branch in the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Division of Behavioral and Social Research. Phillips previously served as associate commissioner for research, evaluation, and statistics at the Social Security Administration, branch chief and a Health Scientist […]
2018 APPAM / Maxwell School Public Policy Camp Moving Beyond Activism to Good Public Policy: Having a Voice at the Table This past April a committee of faculty, administrative staff and students worked on a proposal to APPAM (Association for Pu…
John W. Langdon ’73 PhD (Hist) recently wrote a book entitled The Struggle against Imperialism which was published by Rowman & Littlefield. The book argues that the Cold War and anti-colonial movements should be properly studied and taught together, not as distinct developments, but rather as interwoven aspects of a complex global transformation. Langdon is […]
Sara Elizabeth Payne ’11 JD/MPA was appointed to lead Barclay Damon’s new cannabis team. Payne is a member of the New York State Bar Association on Cannabis Law. Payne represented one of the original five registered organizations authorized to produce and distribute medical marijuana in New York State. She previously worked as counsel for the […]
Steve Watson ’07 MPA was named director of forecasting and economic analysis for the City of Detroit. Watson has been working for the City of Detroit for a little over three years as ex officio trustee for the Police and Fire Retirement System and director of special projects for the CFO’s Office. Before this he […]