All programs have their traditions, and for each of its ten years the particpants in the MPD program have marked Labor Day with a picnic at Redondo Beach;MPD director Prof. Nick Cull notes: "Its a wonderful way to get everyone together at the start of a new academic year, and after all the beach is one of the best things about being in Southern California. Students bring pot-luck...
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The MPD regularly hosts visiting faculty and researchers from around the world. Current visitors include Dean and Professor Xiao Hua Feng (Nanchang Hangkong University, China), Fulbright Shuman scholar Dr. Agnieszka Lisowska (Spain/Poland), Dr. Guo Wei (Shanxi University, China).
Every year since 2005 the Public Diplomacy program at USC has hosted a distinguished Canadian researcher in the field of public diplomacy studies to hold a special Fulbright chair. The professor is resident at the Center on Public Diplomacy and teaches a claass in the MPD program. The incoming recipient will be Dr. Stefanie von Hlatky of Queens University. For application details see...
The MPD and Center on Public Dipomacy are fortunate to host a diplomat in residence each year. The diplomat is a serving officer in the Senior Foreign Service on assisgnment from the Department of State with special experience of public diplomacy. The diplomat in residence co-teaches in the fall and typically offers a specialized class in their own area in the spring. The most recent diplomat...
The USC Master of Public Diplomacy is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) which consists of member schools and affiliated programs dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs. All APSIA member schools prepare students for the global workplace of the 21st Century by combining multidisciplinary, policy-oriented
Each year, the office of USC Annenberg Career Development performs a placement survey of all USC Annenberg graduates one year after graduation. The following are examples of recent career placements for some alumni of the Master of Public Diplomacy program:American Voices, Communications Director Atlantic Council of the U.S.,
In addition to the two-year degree, there is also a Mid-Career Professional Master of Public Diplomacy degree program taught over a single calendar year. Students begin in July with a summer course introducing the advanced study of public diplomacy and end in the middle of the following summer with the submission of a piece of research work.
This program is designed for students who
The Master of Public Diplomacy degree requires that you complete 49 units and is typically finished in two years (4 semesters). In addition, you will complete a substantive paper or alternative project. The degree requirements are as follows:
Public Diplomacy RequirementsPUBD 502 – Historical and Comparative Approaches to Public Diplomacy (4 units) PUBD 504 – Global Issues and