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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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Upcoming Events

This webinar will review the unique interdisciplinary structure of the Maxwell School – home to all of the social sciences, its 9 research institutes and the faculty research students will be exposed to while here.

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Isaac Olson, our global programs coordinator, will explore all the various options our graduate International Relations students have available to integrate professional development, global study and internships into their coursework – throughout the US and the World. Our MA IR program is uniquely designed to allow students two semesters away from campus to further their professional development and international relations professional profile.

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Isaac Olson, our global programs coordinator, will explore all the various options our graduate International Relations students have available to integrate professional development, global study and internships into their coursework – throughout the US and the World. Our MA IR program is uniquely designed to allow students two semesters away from campus to further their professional development and international relations professional profile.

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News

Congratulations to Professor John Yinger! Professor John Yinger was recently recognized by his peers at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 2017 annual conference in Chicago.  He accepted the Steven D. Gold Award during the Presidential Address and Award Ceremony on Friday, November 3rd. (see video) The Steven D. Gold Award is […]

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#1 RANKED MAXWELL SCHOOL AND CSIS PARTNER ON EXECUTIVE IR DEGREE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. (from press release, October 2017)  The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) are pleased to announce a new partnership to launch an Executive Master’s in International Relations degree […]

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Today we salute and THANK our currently serving military, veterans and their families for the sacrifices they make on a daily basis (both big and small) in support of our country and all living here! Thank you!! Join SU in our Greenlight A Vet campaign.  As part of this campaign, SU’s Hall of Languages and […]

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Philip Church was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). The mission of the NYSAC is to represent, educate and advocate for 57 member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials in Albany, N.Y. and Washington. Previously, Church worked as a purchasing […]

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It was a great night for Syracuse, NY last night – and a great night for Maxwell alums running for local office.  I am over the moon happy this morning. The sun is shining, and even as I drive my overtired self to the office, I am still abuzz with energy after watching one of […]

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The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) are pleased to announce a new partnership to launch an Executive Master’s in International Relations degree program in Washington, D.C., beginning in 2018.

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