Public diplomacy has taken its place in schools of international relations in the United States and other countries. Many members of the Public Diplomacy Council teach in these institutions. Moreover, the Council sponsors a fellowship for a graduate student from the American University to assist its outreach efforts.
- AU Fellowship: In partnership with American University, the Public Diplomacy Council offers an annual fellowship to students in AU’s interdisciplinary International Media program, a joint master’s program administered by its schools of Communication and International Service. As a PDC-AU collaboration, this fellowship represents the PDC’s commitment to engage further with the academic study of public diplomacy while encouraging the next generation of practitioners.
- University programs: Below you will find a selection of university programs and courses, mostly at the graduate level, that focus on diplomacy in the public sphere.
- Course descriptions: Our members have also supplied syllabi and descriptions of university courses that center on public diplomacy.
- Bruce Gregory’s Resources, compiled by this Council member, covers the periodical literature and books on public diplomacy comprehensively. We carry the latest edition and a link to past editions.
University Programs in Public Diplomacy
Here is a list of the major degree programs in the field of public diplomacy, compiled by members of the Council who teach at universities in Washington. The Council is grateful for the assistance and coordination of PDC Volunteer Pauline Yang in the selection and editing.
Readers who wish to suggest additions or updates can send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
American University (School of International Service) — MA, Intercultural and International Communication
Arizona State University (Center for Strategic Communication) — PhD, Communication
Georgetown University (School of Foreign Service) — MS, Foreign Service
George Washington University (School of Media and Public Affairs / Elliott School of International Affairs) — MA, Global Communication, International Affairs, or Media and Strategic Communication
Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government) — MA, Public Policy
Syracuse University (Newhouse School of Public Communications and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs) — MA, International Relations / MS, Public Relations dual degree
Tufts University (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) — MA, Law and Diplomacy (via the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World: Cyber, Media, and Public Diplomacy)
University of Southern California (Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism) — Master of Public Diplomacy (in conjunction with the Dornsife School of International Relations)
Yale University (Jackson Institute for Global Affairs) — MA, Global Affairs
International institutes with PD programs
Beijing Foreign Studies University — MA, Public Diplomacy
Clingendael — Course on Intercultural Communication
Diplo Foundation — Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies — Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Foreign Languages and Cultures