Master’s Degrees in Diplomacy
The study of diplomacy aims at giving working professionals the ability to become more effective communicators, critical thinkers, and analysts on a domestic and global scale.
What is this degree/program of study about?
Candidates seeking a master’s degree in diplomacy – generally available of the master of arts variety – will be able to demonstrate a keen understanding of the complex political, cultural, and geographical environment that exists globally. Upon completion, graduates will be able to showcase an understand of how the diplomatic conflict process – from instigation, to resolution, to reconstruction, works on an international scale.
What does it take to earn this degree, and what will it result in for graduates?
The expected course of study for a master of arts in diplomacy program is between 18-24 months, with a week-long capstone residency (for online programs) generally required prior to completion. Upon gaining admission, students will experience such coursework as global corporate diplomacy, international terrorism, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction, international economics and international law, among other topics. In addition to career advancement for military personnel already in or ready to join the Air Force, Army, Navy or Marines, graduates will find themselves well suited for career opportunities with the state department, homeland security, or as intelligence analysts (BLS.gov).