Syracuse University

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Atlantis Program


Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Atlantis Program

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This new, two-year program allows students to earn a "trans-Atlantic" degree focuses on either international security or development policy. In their first year, students earn an MPA from Maxwell and then travel to Europe to earn either a master's of public policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, or a master's of development studies from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in The Hague. Students spend the two-year period together, as a cohort. The connections made by students during their time in the program will seed an international network with value for the remainder of their careers. Though students pay tuition at the two institutions they attend, stipends are available for six European and six American students. Stipends are intended to cover the costs of living and travel while a student is in his or her non-home continent. For more information on this unusual program, visit



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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