Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs - Syracuse University

Introduction

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy, public administration, and international relations. It includes America’s leading graduate school of public affairs, offering highly regarded professional degrees alongside advanced scholarly degrees in the social sciences; and it is home to undergraduate programs across the full spectrum of social sciences.

Maxwell’s strength derives in large part from its diversity — the unmatched variety of educational missions that co-exist and sometimes mix under its roof. On the graduate side, for example, Maxwell is home to strong master's degree programs in public administration and international relations, in conventional and midcareer formats. And, under the same roof, Maxwell offers MA and PhD programs in the social sciences, plus an innovative Social Science PhD program for students with unique, cross-disciplinary interests. No major graduate school of public affairs mixes these diverse elements the way Maxwell does. (The Master of Public Administration program, incidentally, is consistently ranked one of the nation's top MPA programs by U.S.News & World Report).

Undergraduates who major or minor in the social sciences benefit from the same faculty who earn Maxwell its high rankings in research and graduate education. They teach undergraduate programs in anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, political science, and sociology, and in the policy- and skills-oriented public affairs program. Maxwell's rich, defining interest in the nature and mechanics of democratic citizenship is served by the team-taught MAX Courses and by the School’s new signature major in citizenship and civic engagement. Together, they advance a legacy of interdisciplinary citizenship education at the Maxwell School that is now 90 years old.

Maxwell scholars and students conduct wide-ranging research through nine interdisciplinary centers, each focused on a topical area within public affairs, such as social and economic policy, conflict and collaboration, public wellness, aging, energy and environment, national security, and regional studies, among others.

Most programs are housed in a pair of connected structures that include Melvin A. Eggers Hall, opened in 1993, and Maxwell Hall, opened in 1937 and substantially renovated in 1994. The complex includes a café, a suite of conference and working spaces for professional degree students, and carrel-style "grad bays" for all doctoral and many master's students.

Maxwell is one of the 12 schools and colleges of Syracuse University, a large, comprehensive, and distinguished private university located in upstate New York. Syracuse, New York, is a comfortable mid-sized city with the amenities of a metropolitan center, and only minutes from a great variety of rural and natural attractions.

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Programs

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MA

Master of Arts in International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 16 months September 2019 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The Maxwell School’s Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) offers a flexible 40-credit, 16-month curriculum. Ranked among the top professional degree programs in international affairs in the world, our MAIR program combines rigorous interdisciplinary coursework with real-world experiences. [+]

Combining scholarship and skills to serve global careers.

The Maxwell School’s Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) offers a flexible 40-credit, 16-month curriculum. Ranked among the top professional degree programs in international affairs in the world, our MAIR program combines rigorous interdisciplinary coursework with real-world experiences.

We provide students with a solid foundation in international management, research design, and analysis combined with an in-depth and interdisciplinary understanding of the complexities of international affairs.

The knowledge and skills acquired through coursework and real-world experience prepare our students to be successful for meaningful careers making a difference serving the public good across all sectors —government agencies, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, and private corporations.... [-]


Master

Executive Master of Public Administration & Executive Master of International Relations

Online Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months January 2019 USA Syracuse + 2 more

Maxwell's executive degree programs help mid-career professionals fill gaps in their skills or knowledge, prepare for future management and policy challenges, deepen their understanding of critical global issues, or refocus their career plans. [+]

Preparing global leaders for a global community

Maxwell's executive degree programs help mid-career professionals fill gaps in their skills or knowledge, prepare for future management and policy challenges, deepen their understanding of critical global issues, or refocus their career plans.

Our programs are flexible by design, allowing students to complete the degree as their schedules allow, on a full-time or part-time basis. We offer programs in Syracuse, Washington, DC, and online.

Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs- Syracuse University

Our EMPA program helps mid-career public service professionals sharpen their leadership skills to advance their careers.... [-]


Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 USA Syracuse + 1 more

A recognized leader in the field for more than 90 years, the Maxwell School's Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an intensive, 12-month professional graduate degree program that provides students with the skills, knowledge, and network they will need to be successful professionals and engaged citizens serving the public good across national and international government, nonprofit, and private sectors. [+]

Top-ranked, 1-year program for bright futures in public service

A recognized leader in the field for more than 90 years, the Maxwell School's Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an intensive, 12-month professional graduate degree program that provides students with the skills, knowledge, and network they will need to be successful professionals and engaged citizens serving the public good across national and international government, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Our MPA program meets the growing need to advance public policy, enhance public management, and bridge the private and public sectors. Its curricular focus is grounded in a comprehensive view of public service education that equips our students with the skills needed to implement effective policy; manage organizations with diverse stakeholders; and apply rigorous, evidence-based analysis to inform decision-making. Our students move on to successful careers, making an impact by serving the public good, finding jobs in national, state, local, and international government, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies throughout the US and around the world.... [-]


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