MAS: Master of Administrative Science - Diplomacy and International Relations

FDU Program For Diplomats

From the beginning of 2006, employees of consulates, United Nations missions and embassies are given the opportunity to earn a Masters Degree in Administrative Science with a concentration in Diplomacy and International Relations through Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

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This program offers:

  • 30 credits in relevant courses for diplomatic personnel.
  • Convenient location – classes given in New York City, or online anywhere in the world.
  • Convenient hours – 2.5 hours,   2 evenings during the week, or anytime online.
  • Classes in English.
  • Special tuition rate.
  • Summer session in our campus in Wroxton College, United Kingdom.


  • Earned Bachelor’s Degree from the US or country of origin.
  • Associated with a Consulate, UN Permanent Mision or Embassy.
  • Present the undergraduate diploma.
  • Present your grade's transcript issued by the university from which you graduated.
  • Send a copy of your diplomatic visa.
  • Fill in the Application Form, and the Registration Form.


Course of Study

MADS 6611 Special Topics: Introduction to Diplomacy and International Relations

Introductory course on the role and importance of diplomatic protocol in international relations for government and public officials.  Topics include: definition of diplomacy, types of international relations, international organizations and NGO’s, comparative foreign policy, international human rights.

MADS 6611 Special Topics: Business, Government, and Intl Economy

This course discusses the relationship between business and government and its effect on the international economy.   The concept pf “McDonaldization” will be reviewed as well as the different roles played by developed and developing countries.

MADS 6622 Community Development: Global Development Policy

This course discusses the theory and practice of community development and neighborhood development strategies.  Overview of global approaches, important concepts, resources and language of the field, and major strategies for neighborhood revitalization.  Discussion on the use of global development policy as a government strategy.

MADS 6608 Conflict Resolution: Advanced Negotiation Strategies

Sources of conflict at the individual, group, organizational, and political levels; methods of conflict resolution; negotiation strategies; and interactive negotiation exercises.

MADS 6615 Global Leadership

Leadership theories of European, American, Asian and Latin American theoreticians as well as the methods and practices of world organization leaders in governments and organizations are studies, compared and discussed. 

MADS 6649 Latin America & Globalization/ MADS6666 Political Systems: EU

This customized course reviews the past and current situation of Central and South American countries in relation to the world economy and globalization.  Topics include: historical relations between Latin America and the US and Europe, revolution as a response to globalization, World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects in Latin America, the future of Latin American products in the international market.

MADS 6605 Principles of IS: Global Information Policy

This course provides an overview of the role of information systems in the administration of public organizations and governments by presenting an integrated view of administration, information, and systems concepts into a unified framework. 

It then discusses the role and importance of a global information policy for governments and international relations and finalizes with cyber security issues.                    

MADS 6634 Threat Analysis: International Security Issues

An analytic course that is designed for public safety officers, elected officials and business community leaders for developing collaborative approaches to counter-terrorism and other security threats.  Topics include vulnerability assessments, hazard mitigation, best practices, emergency planning, physical security surveys, and community policing.

MADS 6636 Global Preparedness: World Crisis and Transformative Politics

This course examines various catastrophic emergencies and political responses to such emergencies.  Included are the following areas of concentration: emergency management, social dimensions of disaster, disaster psychology of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and bio-defense mobilization.

MADS 6612 Capstone: Strategic Management

Approaches to formulating strategies that enable public and governmental organizations to adapt to changing social, technological, economic and political conditions.  Development of long-range organizational strategies.  Topics include: forecasting, goal setting, environmental scanning, implementation of organizational strategies and strategic management and public policy.

Contact us:

Jaime Buenahora


Fairleigh Dickinson University

Petrocelli College

150 Kotte Place, H-EWC1-01

Hackensack, NJ 07601 USA

Phone (201) 692-2532

Fax (201) 692-2503

Sep 15/07