2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Mar 04, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Relations, MS/International Relations, MA


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

Newhouse Public Relations/International Relations website 


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 combined-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

The combined-degree program in Public Relations and International Relations requires the successful completion requires 58 credits of course work to earn two degrees. The program begins in early July with a summer-long gateway seminar, introducing students to the fields of international relations and public communications, 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 communications at the Maxwell School’s home in Washington, D.C. Graduation requirements include demonstrating proficiency in a foreign language.

Courses at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (30 Credits)

Courses at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (28 Credits)

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