2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Relations, MS/International Relations, MA


Dennis F. Kinsey, Director
452 Newhouse 3, 315-443-3801



See faculty listing in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs  and under Public Relations in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications .

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications offer a multidisciplinary graduate program leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in International Relations and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Public Relations.

This dual-degree program is offered jointly by the Maxwell School’s Department of Public Administration and International Affairs and the Newhouse School’s Department of Public Relations. It is designed to train professionals to assume public communications responsibilities for governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

Program Requirements

Successful completion requires 58 credits of coursework. The program begins in early July with a summer-long gateway seminar, introducing students to the fields of public communications and international relations, and their cross-disciplinary synthesis.

During the fall and spring semesters, students take courses at the Maxwell and Newhouse Schools. The following summer, students can complete an off-campus experience at one of several locations around the world. Students resume coursework in the second fall semester and finish the program that spring in Washington, D.C., where they complete a required internship and attend two special seminars addressing issues in international relations and public communication at the Maxwell School’s home in Washington, DC. Graduation requirements include demonstrating proficiency in a foreign language.

Required courses at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Required Courses at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Other Required Courses:

During their studies, students must complete a three-credit internship, as well as six credits towards a distinct international relations career track, as well as one of the following five International Relations signature courses.

Required International Relations internship 3 credits

Career Track Course 6 credits

Total: 58 credits