As a public diplomacy and global communications student, you will be dually enrolled in two prestigious schools that give you access to world-class expertise in public diplomacy studies: the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. You will learn the art of public diplomacy from people who have done what you want to do: work with governments, organizations and international corporations to make it possible for people on opposite ends of the world to understand and communicate with each other.

Public Diplomacy and Global Communications Master’s Program Schedule

Second Summer Session (6 credits):

PRL 602 Introduction to Public Diplomacy and Communications3
VIS 607 Graphic Design Fundamentals3

Fall Semester (12 credits):

PAI 710 International Actors and Issues3
PAI 720 Economic Principles for International Affairs3
PRL 608 Public Relations Writing3
PRL 611 Public Relations Research3

Spring Semester (12 credits):

IR Signature Course3
PAI Elective3
PRL 607 Advanced Public Diplomacy3
PRL 615 PR Campaign Planning & Execution3

Maymester or online* (3 credits):

COM 698 Media Law*
PAI 730 Problems in Public AdministrationTopics: Central Challenges in National Security Law & Policy

Summer Session (1 credit):

Summer off-campus internship program1

Fall Semester (9 credits) (DC PD Program):

PAI 708 Issues for 21st Century Public Diplomacy3
PAI Elective3
PRL 735 Public Diplomacy Practicum (Internship)3

Total Credits in Program: 43


*Students can take COM 698 through our online program. Students can register for the October or January sessions.