Apply Now to USC's Master of Public Diplomacy Program

Applications are currently being accepted for USC's Master of Public Diplomacy program now through January 15, 2020 for the two-year program and February 1, 2020 for the one-year program. The program, which is offered in partnership with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the School of International Relations, prepares students for the global workforce through a combination of academic research and field experience.

To learn more about the MPD program, including how to apply, please visit this page.

Students in the MPD program are also an integral part of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD)'s work. CPD is committed to fostering the growth of future leaders by offering a robust student internship program and partners with numerous organizations to bring public diplomacy experts to campus to speak to students, faculty, and professionals in the field.

Other ways that CPD supports the MPD student experience include:

  • PD Magazine - the student-run semi-annual publication produced by the USC Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS) is published with the support of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy and the USC Dornsife School of International Relations;
  • APDS Annual Conference - financial and in-kind support is provided by CPD to mount these thematic student-run conferences.
  • CPD Blog - a publishing platform to elevate the work of public diplomacy practitioners and scholars including USC Master of Public Diplomacy students. Read some recent student blog posts here and here.


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