Our joint degree program, offered in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, leads to an M.S. in public relations and an M.A. in international relations and trains students to carry out public communications for governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.
Public diplomacy is a new field that has grown out of a need for professionals who can effectively communicate with diverse national and international audiences. Cross-cultural communication presents complex challenges.
"I can't think of a more ideal program. It enhanced and challenged me academically but also prepared me for my current position."
- Jacqueline Cho '10Jr. associate, TAF'S Center for the U.S.- Korea Policy
Your international career begins here
In our program, you will learn about the emerging field of public diplomacy and the ways in which it is evolving beyond traditional practices. Your courses will encompass the study of governments and NGOs and how they communicate and build relationships in ways that have a positive impact on many public and private sector audiences.
You will gain the skills needed to understand how to build relationships with multicultural audiences. Your coursework will teach you how to develop communications programs that describe an organization, convey its vision, explain its actions and capably and confidently advance its message in times of change or crisis.
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