The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations is a 45 credit degree program that includes both core and elective classes as well as a professional internship. Students customize their course of study by selecting two of our 13 specializations to develop functional and regional expertise. Certificate programs in UN Studies, Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability, and Global Health Management are designed for professionals and recent bachelor’s degree graduates who seek to explore a career in international relations or develop additional skills without committing to a Master’s degree program.
The School’s dedicated internship and professional services offices support the development and career goals of all graduate students through one-on-one advising, workshops, alumni mentorship, and guidance with competitive internship, fellowship and placement opportunities. Graduates of the School bring diplomatic skills and a solid understanding of international affairs to careers in public service, business, law, and the nonprofit sector.
Through a unique alliance with the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) and United Nations Foundation (UNF), the School offers students a wide range of academic and professional benefits, including a UN Summer Study Program, Semester in Washington, D.C., Program, the opportunity to serve as a youth representative to the UN, contribute to research projects, participate in special events featuring high-level officials and more.
Visit our website to connect with our Director of Graduate Recruitment directly or attend a web based information session to learn more about the people, programs and opportunities available to you through our School.
Loans Offered:To be eligible for financial aid, students must be accepted and matriculated into a degree program. Loans for graduate students are available in the form of a FFELP/Stafford Loan, an alternative loan or a personal loan. In addition, the School of Diplomacy offers Graduate Assistantship, Research Assistantship and Fellowship scholarship opportunities for incoming graduate students. Visit our website for details.