2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog

International Relations, BS/ Public Administration, MPA

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This program is designed to allow students to earn an MPA with one additional year of study beyond their bachelor’s degree. Students who arrive at Syracuse with sufficient AP credit may be able to complete both their bachelor’s degree and the MPA within four years of study.


International Relations Program
102 Maxwell Hall

Saba Siddiki, Associate Professor and Director
215 Eggers Hall * 315-443-4000 * ssiddiki@syr.edu

Stephanie Worden, Associate Director, Admission and Financial Aid
215 Eggers Hall * 315-443-4000 * * ssworden@syr.edu

General Inquiries: paia@syr.edu 


Sherburne Abbott, Lamis Abdelaaty, Edwin Ackerman, Merima Ali, Alan Allport, Douglas V. Armstrong, Elizabeth Ashby, Hossein Bashiriyeh, Mona Bhan, Erin Hern, Stuart Brown, Horace Campbell, Linda Carty, A.H. Peter Castro, Matthew R. Cleary, Donald H. Dutkowsky, Michael R. Ebner, Colin Elman, Gary Engelhardt, Margarita Estévez-Abe, Jerry Evensky, Christopher Faricy, Shana Gadarian, Peng Gao, Cecilia Green, Ryan Griffiths, Dimitar Gueorguiev, Paul M. Hagenloh, Timur Hammond, Petra Hejnova, Azra Hromadzic, Matthew Huber, Vivian Ike, Jok Madut Jok, Hugo Jales, Seth Jolly, Amy Kallander, George Kallander, Thomas M. Keck, Osamah F. Khalil, Audie Klotz, Radha Kumar, Prema Kurien, Norman A. Kutcher, Derek Laing, Scott Landes, Sandra Lane, Yoonseok Lee, Mengxiao Liu,  Andrew London, Yingyi Ma, Gladys McCormick, Daniel McDowell, Devashish Mitra, D. Glyn Morgan, Inge O'Connor, Arthur Paris, Thomas Perreault, Jane Read, Lars Rodseth, Alexander Rothenberg, Robert A. Rubinstein, Mark E. Rupert, Tod Rutherford, S.N. Sangmpam, Rebecca Schewe, Maureen Schwartz, Yüksel Sezgin, Martin S. Shanguhyia, Naomi Shanguhyia, Abdulaziz Shifa, Farhana Sultana, Brian D. Taylor, Robert Terrell, Simon Weschle, Jamie L. Winders

Application Process:

Applications to enter the MPA portion of the combined degree program will normally be submitted during the spring semester of the junior year, and are allowed once a student has declared their major and completed 75 credit hours toward the bachelor’s degree.

Interested students are encouraged to meet with the admissions director of the MPA program before applying.The application package typically requires two letters of recommendation from Syracuse University faculty members, including at least one from a faculty member in the department of the student’s declared major, the student’s resume, a Statement of Purpose, and the student’s transcript. GRE and the TOEFL scores will be waived for Syracuse University students.

Student applications that show evidence of sufficient preparation in writing skills and quantitative analysis will have a greater chance of being admitted to the program.  The preferred way to demonstrate this competence is by completing a “writing intensive” course and a course that requires quantitative analysis with a grade of B or better prior to applying.  Examples of such courses include, but are not limited to MAX 123, MAX 132 and MAX 201.

Students accepted for graduate study as part of the combined BA/BS‐MPA program will typically begin the MPA portion of the program following completion of their third year of study (six semesters), but are not fully matriculated as graduate students until all requirements for the BA/BS degree have been met. The student would normally be certified for the bachelor’s degree at the end of the fourth year and for the master’s degree at the end of the fifth year, although other time tables are possible.

BS in International Relations

Students will complete the core requirements for the BS in International
Relations, http://coursecatalog.syr.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=32&poid=17934

Master of Public Administration

Students will complete the degree requirements for the Master of Public
Administration, coursecatalog.syr.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=31&poid=16151

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