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Public Relations/International Relations

Globally minded students who want to build careers in public or international relations will find that our program offers an entire world of possibilities.

Our joint degree program, offered in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, leads to an M.S. in public relations and an M.A. in international relations and trains students to carry out public communications for governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.

Public diplomacy is a new field that has grown out of a need for professionals who can effectively communicate with diverse national and international audiences. Cross-cultural communication presents complex challenges.

"I can't think of a more ideal program. It enhanced and challenged me academically but also prepared me for my current position." Jacqueline Cho '10 Jr. associate, TAF'S Center for U.S.- Korea Policy

Your international career begins here

In our program, you will learn about the emerging field of public diplomacy and the ways in which it is evolving beyond traditional practices. Your courses will encompass the study of governments and NGOs and how they communicate and build relationships in ways that have a positive impact on many public and private sector audiences.

You will gain the skills needed to understand how to build relationships with multicultural audiences. Your coursework will teach you how to describe an organization, convey its vision, explain its actions and confidently advance its message in times of change or crisis.

Steve Pike

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Steven Pike

Assistant Professor Public Relations Also teaches in: Public Relations/International Relations

Steven Pike spent over 20 years with the U.S. Department of State as a diplomat and foreign service officer.

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