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Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy
You will study the entire master degree in English and, have the opportunity to do it at your own pace with a flexible program.
September, October, January, February, May, June
36 American credits
Heidelberg, Paris and Tampa
Why study at Schiller International University?
130NationalitiesOur campuses are home to students from more than 130 countries. Current Schiller International students are from Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. This diversity creates the international learning environment and personal experiences that Schiller International students are looking for!
50Years of historyFor over 50 years, the Schiller International University faculty and staff have brought the credentials and expertise needed to support the foundations of international learning. This supports our continuous goal of developing the world leaders needed for the future!
20000AlumniSchiller’s international learning community includes a network of more than 20.000 graduates in over 200 cities who remain committed to the University. This commitment reflects support to current students and fellow graduates beyond graduation.
We offer you the flexibility you need to complete your degree
For Schiller International our students come first, so we are constantly thinking about how we can adapt to you and your circumstances.
If you need a change of location, you can continue on another campus of your choice if your program is available there, or study Online.
Therefore, we offer two ways to make your studies and payments more flexible:
Enroll and pay for the first subjectYou can do this if you are particularly interested in deepening your knowledge of a subject or if you need to find out if you like this field of knowledge.
Try and pay for the first 4 monthsRegister for 4 subjects (equivalent to 12 credits), take the subject month by month and see if it is the path you want to follow.
Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy
This program combines problem-solving, structural analysis, project development and management with a comprehensive theoretical and critical examination of the political, cultural, legal, and socio-economic practices that make up our increasingly interdependent and complex world. Drawing from multiple fields including finance, law, history, philosophy, and theology, this program is decidedly interdisciplinary. A diverse faculty of seasoned practitioners represents and reflects the cross-cultural issues and interests that comprise international relations today. The university’s guest lecture series and simulation exercises also add a unique dimension to the program.
Graduates of the SIU MA in International Relations and Diplomacy will be able to:
Learn to demonstrate a working knowledge of the various subfields within the discipline Acquire advanced research skills
Apply theories of international relations to the practice of international affairs
Gain advanced competency in effective communication, including written, oral and digital communication
Prepare for seeking relevant and valuable employment in the field
Become experts in diplomatic function and also gain knowledge in other subjects such as technology, digitalization and sustainability
At Schiller, you will learn through a high-quality academic structure aligned with reality and will undergo a holistic transformation based on 3 axes: updating your current knowledge and skills, expanding your profile to new areas, and developing the mindset and attitude to perform in an ever-changing world.
Professional interactive lessons
Expert faculty comprised of active professionals
Practical training hyperconnected with reality
Strong tech, digital and sustainability focus
Top industry lecturers
Challenges with real organizations
Fast-track to employability through an established Career Area
Classmates: A multicultural, diverse, and inclusive community with more than 130 nationalities.
Faculty: Referred professional that share updated knowledge and challenge students with real cases.
Academic & Career Advisors: SIU figures to support you from day one in reaching your goals.
Alumni: A network of more than 20,000 alumni around the world to be connected with.
Perform this program among our Tampa, Paris and Heidelberg International Campuses (in-person format). Students can transfer among our campuses without loss of credits to acquire multicultural agility and build a truly international profile.
Contact our Admissions Team and discover our campus options.
To learn more about studying an international degree based on the US higher education system, go to our "Academics" section on our FAQ page.
Required general education courses
Methods of Research and Analysis
Diplomacy Workshop: Practical and Historical
Relations & Diplomacy Workshop
Current Issues in IR: Theories
Advanced Topics in International Business
Media Communication Strategies
Conflict and Peace Strategies
International Economic Problems
Economic Influences on International Business
**required for the dual degree seekers with the University of Roehampton
We care about your academic needs. We offer instructional delivery adapted to meet your learning style.
Courses are delivered in English and focused on international environments.
Our course format consists of studying one subject per month so you can put all your efforts into learning the knowledge and skills of a specific course topic at a time.
If you maintain a good Grade Point Average, you may study more than one subject per month and complete your program in less time.
Schiller International University is focused on preparing students for a professional career. Be confident that you will know how to combine theory with practice.
You will work collaboratively with classmates on such projects as case studies and prepare presentations with professional from the field.
You will earn an international degree valid in both the US and the EU from an accredited American university and a TOP British university.
Our faculty is international and brings a diverse array of professional experience.
Remember that you can study this program online or in-person on any of our campuses.
Because of the current situation caused by the COVID-19, you may begin taking courses in an online or hybrid format and then move to your chosen campus when possible.
You will have the opportunity to put what you learn into practice.
We will provide you with an internship to move on to a Career in Government, Business, Journalism, or many more.
You will combine classes with your internship and solve case studies with your Advisor.
Our Career Services Department can assist you with the voluntary placement of an internship to enhance your learning.
After this time, evaluate if you want to continue and we will help you formalize your situation. We will help you with everything you need!
This program is eligible for financial aid for those who qualify.
Enrolling in a university has never been easier
Follow the step by step and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Team.
Pay the application feeThis step is usually completed with your Admissions Representative after the interview process.
Complete the interviewDefine your educational and professional goals, and discuss whether a Schiller degree will meet your needs.
Send all required admissions documentsIt includes transcripts, documentation, proof of English proficiency, etc.
Acceptance package receptionOnce your first semester’s tuition is paid, you will receive the official copy of your acceptance letter and acceptance package.
Congratulations!You are now part of Schiller’s learning community.
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Cost of the MA in International Relations and Diplomacy
Price for European campuses
Price for Tampa campus
Price for Schiller Online (Distance Learning)
Prepared for the unpredictable: COVID-19 response
Our priority remains to provide you with an uninterrupted and safe educational experience despite the current circumstances. That is why we have taken the necessary measures focused on three lines of action tailored to the guidelines of each country’s situation to meet safety requirements, academic requirements, and our student’s needs.
We've disinfected all the campuses and increased the frequency of deep-cleaning of all spaces. We’ve also adopted social distancing to ensure that students, faculty and staff are as safe as possible. Students will need to wear masks on campus and may not gather in common areas.
Online classes that are always available
We have reduced our on-campus attendance requirements, combining them with attendance via synchronous online classes thanks to the latest hybrid technology installed on all our campuses. As always, a fully Online option will be available as well. In any case, the campus will be open (if possible according to the regulations of each national and state government) and the staff available to students in person as well as virtually.
All the necessary flexibility you need to face uncertainty
We adapt to you and the current situation. No matter what format you choose, we will provide you with the quality education you deserve.
We offer two ways to make your studies and payments more flexible: enroll in a single subject to deepen your knowledge or take 4 different courses to figure out the best path forward for you.
Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from studying an international degree. Start now and get ahead at home on our Campuses, and travel to one of our campuses abroad when it is safe to do so. We will help you transfer with ease.
Start your career at Schiller International now!
Do not wait any longer! Contact our Admissions Team for further details. We will be happy to help you achieve your goals.
Discover your Career Opportunities
The Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy will allow you to focus your career on working in international organizations, both regional and global, or in your country's foreign services, such as diplomatic or consular missions.
You will aquire the skills needed to participate in the internationalization of companies and organizations, in exporting or logistics management.
A Career in the diplomacy field will allow you to work in foreign countries with the goal of mediating in political issues or being a representative or cooperator of the embassy of the country of origin, among other duties and responsibilities.
This is an academic program that prepares you in the foreign service, in intergovernmental organizations, or international businesses.
It also prepares you to work in fields such as:
Non-governmental vigilantes or NGOs
Centers of foreign policy studies and academic research
Responsibility in business associations and chambers of commerce
Consulting firms and companies providing internationalization advisory services to other organizations.
We believe in you
Schiller International University is committed to fostering community growth through people like you who strive for self-improvement and a strong sense of purpose.