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...
Public Diplomacy (M.P.D.)
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 32 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 Requirements (20 Units)PUBD 502 – Historical and Comparative Approaches to Public Diplomacy (4 units) PUBD 504 – Global
Upon successful completion of the Public Diplomacy program you should be able to:
1. understand and deploy a range of instruments to advance foreign policy goals by engaging foreign publics, beginning with listening;
2. approach issues related to foreign public engagement across a variety of times and geographical locations through multiple academic disciplines including those
The Master of Public Diplomacy degree program 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