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A Master of Arts (MA) is a degree that can be earned in a variety of universities and a variety of countries. The MA typically focuses on topics relating to the humanities such as geography, communication, fine arts, diplomacy, and more. Students are often given better employment opportunities with such a degree.

What is an MA in Diplomacy? In response to the growing demand for decision-making professionals in governmental settings, this degree instructs students in a number of specialized skills, offering a broad knowledge base that allows them to participate in solving many of the world’s most difficult problems. Graduates may be called upon to help various governments cooperate, defuse tense situations, and foster peace. This degree tends to attract passionate students with interests in diverse yet related fields such as government, business, law enforcement, military, journalism, and the non-profit sector. Most programs require courses in history, international relations, political science, and ethics.

A degree in diplomacy offers many benefits, not the least of which is the number of high paying positions available. Graduates attain skills and knowledge that allow them to analyze a wide variety of international issues. They gain insight into global issues and often take an active role in diplomatic processes. Consequently, they often find themselves at the center of international events in a wide range of capacities. An added bonus for some is the opportunity to travel and experience other cultures. Students in these programs often wish to make a difference in the world.

Many colleges and universities around the world offer this degree in a variety of settings including online options, as well as brick and mortar classrooms. Typically, programs run between one and two years. The cost can vary from school to school, depending on things like geographic location, format, and whether the school is public or private.

With a degree in diplomacy, graduates may qualify for a large number of governmental and private sector fields including international trade, international relations, and security. Conflict management, foreign policy analysis, governance, education, and non-profit work are some other careers that graduates may find interesting. Graduates may also find success as private consultants, contractors, and political advisors.

Diplomacy programs can be highly competitive, so it is important for students to apply at their earliest convenience. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form. 

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24 Results in Diplomacy

Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)

The Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy (MAISD) offers qualified students the opportunity to become specialists in the fields of diplomacy and internati ... [+]

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The Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy (MAISD) offers qualified students the opportunity to become specialists in the fields of diplomacy and international affairs. Sponsored by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the program provides students with a strong theoretical background and the analytical skills essential to gaining an understanding of international issues and events. The program draws upon the expertise of Al Akhawayn University faculty from different disciplines, and of professionals from the field.

Who is the Program for?

The MAISD program is designed for:

academically qualified graduates from AUI and other Moroccan institutions who seek advanced education and training in International Studies and Diplomacy, professionals who are interested in furthering their training, international students who wish to gain expertise specifically in North African Studies. Program Description ... [-]
Morocco Ifran
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 semesters
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
University of the South Pacific USP

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs builds on the foundational courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs by adding ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs builds on the foundational courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs by adding an opportunity to undertake a research essay on diplomacy and international affairs on a topic of particular interest to the student. This programme also provides research skills and advanced writing skills. In addition, Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs students also have the opportunity to follow an interest in a particular academic stream by clustering their electives in particular disciplines or subject areas such as law, environment, economics or development studies.

Admission Requirements: The admission requirement for the Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs is a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs with a GPA of 3 or above or equivalent qualification.... [-]

Fiji Suva
February 2019
Full-time
Campus
Vesalius College

This unique one-year Master’s program provides students and professionals with comprehensive knowledge and policy-oriented skills at the intersection of diplomacy and glo ... [+]

MA in Diplomacy and Global Governance

A one-year intensive MA Program

This unique one-year Master’s program provides students and professionals with comprehensive knowledge and policy-oriented skills at the intersection of diplomacy and global governance. Both diplomacy and global governance are important institutions of the international order; but they are also the institutions undergoing permanent processes of change in the modern and at times turbulent world.

No institution has undergone the greater change in both our theoretical understanding of it and the nature of its day-to-day practice in the last several decades than diplomacy. No process has become more important than our ability, or often lack of it, to engage on transnational policy making by international collective action problem solving while at the same time becoming so highly contested and politicized.... [-]

Belgium Brussels
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

The MA Degree in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy is a one-year program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy f ... [+]

The MA Degree in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy is a one-year program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.

The degree provides a comprehensive base of studies in several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on cultural diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, and the private sector and civil society. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, business, the financial sector, politics and culture, with a special focus on Cultural Diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars and lectures, as well as educational & cultural events, conferences, professional trainings, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations & Economics, Business, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development.... [-]

Germany Berlin
April 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
American Graduate School in Paris

The American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) offers a two-year Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy accredited in the US taught in the heart of Paris, F ... [+]

MA in International Relations and Diplomacy

The M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy at the American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) takes place in the heart of Paris, France, and is accredited in the US as an affiliated program of AGS’s partner institution Arcadia University (Philadelphia, USA).

It is a two-year program, and may also be completed in 18 months on an accelerated track, or over an extended period of time on a part-time basis.

The language of instruction is English; there is no need to speak French to be admitted into the program.

AGS takes full advantage of the resources and networking opportunities provided by Paris, which is the ideal location to study international affairs as it hosts many intergovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, NGOs, think tanks, and international corporations.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Anglo-American University

This International Relations and Diplomacy graduate program takes full advantage of Prague’s central location in Europe. Intercultural communication and diplomatic protoc ... [+]

M.A. in International Relations and DiplomacyThis International Relations and Diplomacy graduate program takes full advantage of Prague’s central location in Europe. Intercultural communication and diplomatic protocol are emphasized in a curriculum delivered by an international faculty of experts and professionals. Students learn to critically assess, evaluate, and compare issues in international affairs, law, negotiation, government, economics, and education.Globalization has created a new type of international relationship, and is adding new dimensions to the art and practice of diplomacy. The M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy program teaches students to identify geopolitical trends, conflicts and social movements with high proficiency in research methods.AAU’s location in Central Europe creates an academic atmosphere where students can experience individual and collaborative problem-solving in small, interactive, and culturally diverse classes. Personal and cultural histories flavor the program’s curriculum and create an unparalleled education in International Relations and Diplomacy.Learning OutcomesGraduates of the M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy can expect to:... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations

At the School of Diplomacy, students evolve from consumers of information to producers of knowledge — immediately ready to contribute to a variety of fields. Our customiz ... [+]

At the School of Diplomacy, students evolve from consumers of information to producers of knowledge — immediately ready to contribute to a variety of fields. Our customizable academic program builds essential skills and helps students cultivate a deep understanding of who they are and how they can have a positive impact on the complex, interdependent world they've inherited.

We work collaboratively with students to shape practical learning opportunities such as internships, international study seminars, and original research projects; students apply their knowledge and skills in international relations directly to real-world situations. With guidance from faculty mentors, students turn academic projects into published works that advance new ideas, discuss current issues with United Nations officials and much more.... [-]

USA South Orange
September 2019
Full-time
Online & Campus Combined
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The MA in International Studies combines an interdisciplinary core with an in-depth study of a disciplinary field and a substantive concentration. In addition to their to ... [+]

The MA in International Studies combines an interdisciplinary core with an in-depth study of a disciplinary field and a substantive concentration. In addition to their topical studies, students obtain a broad exposure to the intellectual fields of international studies and the theoretical traditions scholars have used to study our complex world. Students interested in pursuing careers in diplomacy or other parts of the public sector, the private sector, or the nonprofit world often favor this degree. In addition, the degree works well for those students who wish to pursue a Ph.D., whether for an academic or other career track. The MA in International Studies is our most flexible degree, with myriad opportunities to tailor a program to fit special needs, interests and professional goals. Graduates work in public, private and nonprofit sectors, working in the United States and abroad in careers with organizations such as the Department of State, Department of Energy, United States Agency for International Development, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, Red Cross and Human Rights Watch.... [-]

USA Denver
September 2019
2 years
Campus
The American University of Paris

AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law you will allow you to acquire both the fundamental knowledge and practical skills necessary for careers in international ... [+]

PREPARING YOU FOR PUBLIC LEADERSHIP

This highly competitive one-year MA in Diplomacy and International Law offers you an interdisciplinary degree in partnership with Oxford University’s summer certificate program in International Human Rights Law. Through the program, you will acquire both the fundamental knowledge and practical skills necessary for careers in international law, diplomacy and international advocacy.

The program enables you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real-world contexts. By applying theory to practice, you will address some of the key questions facing public and non-governmental institutions around the world, such as “Why do states participate in international institutions that promote global cooperation?” or “How do states and institutions interact when cooperation breaks down and conflict ensues?”... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Keele University

The MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations in SPIRE is distinctive as it is one of the most diverse collections of Masters pathways in the UK. ... [+]

The MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations in SPIRE is distinctive as it is one of the most diverse collections of Masters pathways in the UK. The programme offers the possibility of developing an individual specialism as well as learning about broader issues in the pathway, and in wider fields of Politics and International Relations. You will gain a thorough grounding in the philosophical and practical issues underpinning study and research in Politics and International Relations. You will study 3 compulsory core taught modules, 4 optional modules and a dissertation over 12 months.

Key benefits of studying for the MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations include; small class sizes, expert dissertation supervision on cutting-edge issues and debates, a dynamic academic community, strong student-staff relations and stimulating extra-curricular seminars and workshops. Staff and students regularly organise research events, which provide important opportunities for learning, networking and collegial debate on contemporary political and philosophical issues. For example, we host an annual Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series, a bi-annual European Consortium on Political Research environmental politics PhD summer school, and in recent years have organised several ESRC-funded (Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
American University In the Emirates

Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of UK once said: “Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.” As diplo ... [+]

MA Degrees in Diplomacy. About

Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of UK once said: “Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.” As diplomats are dealing with major disputes in the world from trade disagreements to armed confrontations, it is crucial for them to be tactful when dealing in these matters. In negotiations, a diplomat is trying to get the best possible deal in the best possible way, making sure the interests of the home country are protected. Representing your country comes with great responsibilities and the Master’s Program in Diplomacy prepares you to have a leading role in the public or private sector where your knowledge of international relations, your skills in negotiations and your abilities of critical thinking will lead to great successes. Have you always dreamt of a career at the foreign service, an international organization or at a multinational company? The Master’s in Diplomacy is the stepping stone to let these dreams become reality.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
May 2019
2 years
Campus
Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO

The world of international business today is defined by rapidly growing transnational corporations. Their operations transcend state borders and their interaction forms t ... [+]

Programme Profile

Russian-French Dual Master's Degree, Programme with HEC, Paris

The world of international business today is defined by rapidly growing transnational corporations. Their operations transcend state borders and their interaction forms the matrix of the current global economy. Management of these enormous companies requires broad strategic vision, a wide array of specialized skills in organizing business structures, and competences in cross-cultural outreach. Moreover, major transnational corporations are increasingly dependent upon the global political environment. Today business cannot avoid engagement of international politics.

Our objective is to prepare top-class professionals, possessing an essential toolbox of skills and knowledge for successful careers in corporate management. For this purpose, HEC Paris and MGIMO-University have combined their efforts to deliver an innovative educational product. It gives applicants a unique opportunity to receive genuinely interdisciplinary education, which reflects the latest developments in Management, Economics, Corporate Law and International Relations.... [-]

Russia Odintsovo France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Norwich University Online Programs

Become a more effective communicator, thinker, and problem solver within the international system by earning your Master of Arts in Diplomacy. A unique diplomacy graduate ... [+]

MASTER OF ARTS IN DIPLOMACY - ONLINE

Become a more effective communicator, thinker, and problem solver within the international system by earning your Master of Arts in Diplomacy. A unique diplomacy graduate program, Norwich University’s online Masters in Diplomacy, prepares working professionals with a broad understanding of global communications protocol and a deep knowledge of the world issues that affect international relations. Build on your political, governmental, or business expertise with a solid foundation in the theories and practice that direct international relations and political science within the international system. Become a problem solver and gain deep insight into the political, cultural and geographical complexity of the international environment. Explore the history of diplomacy, modern international economics, and the international law topics that define diplomacy in the 21st century.... [-]

USA Northfield
June 2019
Full-time
18 months
Online
University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law

This Masters programme aims to provide you with the expertise and skills required to pursue a fruitful career within an international organisation and their member states ... [+]

Overview This Masters programme aims to provide you with the expertise and skills required to pursue a fruitful career within an international organisation and their member states, or a non-governmental organisation operating within global politics. You will gain training in the practices, institutions, and processes that address the key global challenges of our time: security and conflict, climate change, migration, gender equality, humanitarian assistance, health, poverty, economic stability, development and education. Throughout the programme, you will gain a deeper understanding of the governance regimes that seek to address global challenges and will develop knowledge of the diplomatic practices of states operating in these regimes and the politics underpinning such practices. You will also benefit from the research expertise and experience of staff contributing to the programme. Our staff have experience working with major international bodies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, UNICEF, the United Nations (UN), Joint Office for Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), the G7, the Global Fund, and the World Bank. Course content ... [-]
United Kingdom Leeds
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Schiller International University - Florida, Heidelberg, Madrid, Paris

The Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy is a professional program that prepares students for a future in foreign affairs, journalism, or business. ... [+]

The Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy is an academic and professional program that prepares students not only for careers in the foreign service, in intergovernmental organizations, or international businesses, but also in nongovernmental watchdogs or NGOs, think tanks and academic research, consultancy, and journalism as well as public and foreign policy. The program combines problem-solving, structural analysis, project development, and management with a comprehensive theoretical and critical examination of the political, cultural, legal, and socio-economic practices that make up our increasingly interdependent and complex world.

Because the political and economic problems central to foreign relations today invariably transcend national boundaries, the international agenda encompasses technological, religious, ethno‐linguistic, and humanitarian concerns, as well as the more traditional area of diplomatic activity. Drawing from multiple fields including finance, law, history, philosophy, and theology, this program is decidedly interdisciplinary. It is taught by a diverse faculty of distinguished academics and seasoned practitioners who reflect the cross-cutting issues and interests that inform international relations today.... [-]

Germany Heidelberg France Paris
Open Enrollment
Full-time
10 - 12 months
Campus