Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations

The School of Diplomacy and the Graduate Department of Communications of the College of Arts and Sciences offer a dual degree program that combines the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations with the M.A. in Strategic Communication. The program brings together advanced skills in communication with in-depth knowledge of international relations to prepare professionals to meet the challenges of corporate and public communication in an increasingly complex global environment.

Admission
Students apply independently to each degree program, preferably indicating at the time of application that they intend to follow the joint M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations/ M.A. Strategic Communication program. Students may also apply for admission to the dual degree program before completion of 12 credits in either of the two separate programs.
 
Curriculum

Diplomacy and International Relations Component (21 credits)

DIPL 6000
International Relations Theory
3
DIPL 6001 or
DIPL 6180
Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism
Comparative Foreign Policy
3
DIPL 6002 or
DIPL 6005
International Organizations
Public International Law
3
DIPL 6104 or
DIPL 6130
Art and Science of International Negotiation
International Security
3
DIPL 6105 or
DIPL 6155
International Political Economy
Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations
3
DIPL XXXX
Diplomacy Electives
6
 

Communication Component (21 credits)

COMM 6000
Writing for Organization and Client 3
COMM 6100
Organizational Communication 3
COMM 7220
Effective Presentations
3
COTC/COMM XXXX
Electives 12

Research, Capstone and elective credits (15 credits)

DIPL 6310 or
COTC 7110
Research Methods
3
DIPL 6311 or
COTC 8190
Research Project
3
DIPL 7111
Internship 3
  Free Electives
6

Students requesting faculty recommendations for Ph.D. studies are required to write a thesis.

A comprehensive list of Diplomacy course descriptions is available here.

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