The School of Diplomacy and the Graduate Department of Communications of the College of Arts and Sciences offer a dual degree program that combines the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations with the M.A. in Strategic Communication. The program brings together advanced skills in communication with in-depth knowledge of international relations to prepare professionals to meet the challenges of corporate and public communication in an increasingly complex global environment.
Students apply independently to each degree program, preferably indicating at the time of application that they intend to follow the joint M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations/ M.A. Strategic Communication program. Students may also apply for admission to the dual degree program before completion of 12 credits in either of the two separate programs.
Diplomacy and International Relations Component (21 credits)
||International Relations Theory
|DIPL 6001 or
|Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism
Comparative Foreign Policy
|DIPL 6002 or
Public International Law
|DIPL 6104 or |
|Art and Science of International Negotiation|
|DIPL 6105 or
|International Political Economy
Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations
Communication Component (21 credits)
||Writing for Organization and Client
Research, Capstone and elective credits (15 credits)
|DIPL 6310 or
|DIPL 6311 or
Students requesting faculty recommendations for Ph.D. studies are required to write a thesis.
A comprehensive list of Diplomacy course descriptions is available here