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Syracuse University

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.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Art (MA) in International Relations
  • Master of Public Administration
  • JD/MA International Relations
  • Public Diplomacy (MA International Relations/MS Public Relations)
  • Executive MA International Relations
  • MPA/MA International Relations
  • PhD

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The Associate Director of Internships and Global Learning advises all Maxwell School graduate and targeted undergraduate students in experiential learning towards professional development to foster post-graduation success.

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The Maxwell School Program Coordinator will provide academic and administrative operations support for Maxwell in Washington’s eight undergraduate and graduate programs

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The Director of Enrollment Management will lead all aspects of domestic and international graduate student recruitment and enrollment for the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

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Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs seeks to hire a senior faculty member to provide academic and programmatic leadership of professional Master of Arts in International Relations Program.

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              PAIA Department Announces New Scholarship for Japanese Exchange Teaching (JET) Program Alumni The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA) is pleased to announce a our partner…

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Student Profile: A Conversation with Annastasia Hirt, MPA/MA IR 2021 What is your program and concentration while at Maxwell? I am in the dual MPA/MAIR program at Maxwell. My concentration is on international development.  [International Development Co…

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SU’s Maxwell School undergraduate International Relations program along with the graduate Department of Public Administration and International Affairs will partner with APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) to host…

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