M.A. On Campus

International Relations (Multidisciplinary)

Syracuse University

16 months
31212 USD/year
31212 USD/year
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The International Relations (Multidisciplinary) (IR) program at Syracuse University  links the Maxwell School’s long-standing interest in contemporary world problems with scholarly approaches to solving them. The M.A. program combines an academic experience with professional training aimed at preparing students for positions in the public, non-profit, and private sectors.


Key facts

The Master of Arts in International Relations (Multidisciplinary), a 40-credit program at Syracuse University , draws students from throughout the world. It combines rigorous academic experience with professional training for positions in the public, non-profit, and private sectors.

The program emphasizes a multidisciplinary curriculum and uses the resources of various Maxwell School departments and research centers, such as the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration and the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. Core faculty members are drawn from public administration & international affairs, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, economics, and geography. Students may also take courses in other colleges at the University, particularly the College of Law, the Whitman School of Management, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and the School of Information Studies.

Mission Statement

"The MPA program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs seeks to enhance knowledge and develop skills essential to careers in public service. We believe public service means using one’s abilities and opportunities to contribute to the broad public good across levels of government and with nonprofit and for-profit organizations, nationally and internationally. The MPA program is grounded in a comprehensive view of public service education that appreciates the need for three areas of mastery: formulating, implementing and evaluating policy; leading and managing organizations with diverse stakeholders; and applying rigorous and evidence-based analysis to inform decision making. To accomplish this mission, the Maxwell School MPA’s program is designed with several distinctive features including a twelve-month intensive cohort experience, a broad cross-section of domestic and international students, productive and accessible faculty who are engaged in applied interdisciplinary research, and a focus on citizenship in teaching, scholarship, and service."


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The East Asian Century? Opportunities and Challenges for the Region & the US
  • Globalization and the Information Age
  • Contemporary Issues in Chile and Latin America
  • Experience Credit
  •  Global Policy Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Official transcript
  • Letters of recommendation (as required by the program you’re applying to)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé
  • Portfolio (if required by your program)
  • Writing sample (if required by your program)
  • Official GRE scores (if required by your program)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students only)
  • Military transcripts (for currently serving or veteran)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31212 USD per year during 16 months.
  • National

    31212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31212 USD per year during 16 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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