Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations

The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Diplomacy offer a dual degree program that combines the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations with the Master of Public Administration. The dual degree equips professionals to respond to the challenges of public sector administration in a global environment. The joint program can be completed in 60 credits, instead of the 84 credits required to complete the two programs separately.
Students apply independently to each degree program, preferably indicating at the time of application that they intend to follow the joint M.P.A./ M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations program. Students may also apply for admission to the dual degree program before completion of 12 credits in either of the two separate programs.

I) Diplomacy and International Relations Component (21 credits)

DIPL 6000
International Relations Theory 3
DIPL 6001 or
DIPL 6180
Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism
Comparative Foreign Policy
DIPL 6002 or
DIPL 6005
International Organizations 
Public International Law
DIPL 6105 or
DIPL 6155
International Political Economy 
Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations
Electives 9

II) M.P.A. Component (30 credits)

M.P.A. Core Courses (15 credits)

PSMA 6001
Environment of Public Service Management
PSMA 6004
Economic Environment of Public Service Management
PSMA 6005
Financial Management and Control
PSMA 6009
Managerial Decision Making
PSMA 6010
Managing Human Resources in Public

Choose one Concentration (12 credits)
Public Service: Leadership, Governance & Policy
Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Health Policy and Management
M.P.A. Electives (3 credits)

III) Research and Capstone Courses (9 credits)

DIPL 6310 or
PSMA 6002
Research Methods 3
DIPL 6311 or
PSMA 7993 or
PSMA 7992
Research Seminar/Practicum
DIPL 7111 or
PSMA 7991
Internship/Field Placement

A comprehensive list of Diplomacy course descriptions is available in the graduate catalogue.

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