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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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An interview with Professor Michah W. Rothbart by Michael Fandrich Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research, Center for Policy Research (CPR) What classes do you teach? P…

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Jennifer Ryan Safsel ’89 BA (PSt) is the chief executive officer of the New Rochelle (NY) YMCA. Safsel will lead the YMCA’s fundraising initiatives, staff development, and youth and family programming. She served as the director of development and community relations for Hope’s Door, a domestic violence non-profit in Westchester County, NY. Safsel is also a […]

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Military Times Names Syracuse No. 1 Private Institution on 2019 Best Colleges for Vets List (Re-posted from SU News Oct 23, 2018, By News Staff) Syracuse University’s commitment to serving veterans and military families has garnered recognition from Mi…

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James A. Jacobs ’73 MSSc authored the third novel in the Daniel Mendoza series, No Reprieve, a historical thriller set in Mexico 1971. His first book was a coming-of-age novel, Transgressions (2010), set in 1950s Syracuse. The second, also a historical thriller, Days of the Dead (2015) is set in Mexico 1968. Jacobs is currently professor emeritus of journalism and English at Diablo Valley […]

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Please join us for an alumni gathering in Washington on October 31!  Reconnect with fellow alumni, greet Maxwell friends and family from campus including Dean David Van Slyke, and meet current and prospective students. Date & Location Wednesday, 10/31/2018 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Westin Washington, DC City Center Fringetree Bar & Restaurant (off the lobby) […]

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You’re Invited to a New York City Alumni Evening! Maxwell alumni and friends are invited to a reception and program in New York. Shannon Monnat, Associate Professor of Sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion at the Maxwell School, will present, “Opioids and other Diseases of Despair: A Population Health Perspective”. Join Dean David […]

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