Jun 02, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Public Diplomacy (Practitioner and Mid-Career Professional) (MPD)

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This program is designed for students who already have at least five years experience working in public diplomacy (engaged in international advocacy, international publicity/public relations, international broadcasting, cultural and/or exchange work or other work which the admissions committee deems to fall within their definition of public diplomacy). The program is taught over a single calendar year beginning with a summer course introducing the advanced study of public diplomacy and ending in the middle of the following summer with the submission of a piece of research work. Refer to the application guidelines on the Annenberg Prospective Student Web pages.

Requirements for the completion of this degree program are 32 units including a substantive paper or alternative project. Core courses are taught in the School of Communication and the School of International Relations, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. With approval of the program director, students may select electives from the entire USC graduate curriculum.

Public Diplomacy Toolbox Courses (8 Units)

  • Select two approved PUBD courses

Electives (8 Units From Communication Or International Relations)

  • Approved IR courses
  • Approved COMM or CMGT courses

Other Electives (COGNATE, COMM, CMGT, IR) (8 Units)

These units may be taken from the School of Communication, School of International Relations or any graduate program at USC.

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