Overview

The Master of Public Diplomacy degree program, offered in partnership with the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences’ School of International Relations, emphasizes the role of non-state actors, global public opinion, international news and international communication in the public diplomacy process.

Public diplomacy – the effort by one government to inform and influence foreign audiences, while encouraging dialogue between its citizens and institutions and their counterparts abroad – has expanded to encompass the ever-increasing complexity of international affairs. The USC Master of Public Diplomacy degree program aims to develop the next generation of leaders within the industries of international public service, business and nongovernmental organizations.