The Program

After completing the core curriculum of the program in their first two years of study, the students select one-two cluster(s) which they complete in their third year and which allow them to delve deep into their areas of interest. The following five clusters are offered in the program: Global Affairs and Conflict Resolution; Middle East; Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security; Public Diplomacy; and Business Administration. Selected students can participate in the prestigious Argov Fellows Program in Leadership and Diplomacy, in exchange programs with universities around the world, as well as in a host of internship opportunities offered by the School.
Lauder School students are also encouraged to participate in research projects and activities of the school’s leading research institutes including: the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS); the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT); the Center for European Studies; and the programs in Political Psychology and Behavioral Decision Making.
Graduates of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy are well equipped to pursue on a wide range of career paths in both the public, private and not-for-profit sectors as well as to continue with their academic studies.

​*For the entire list of course please refer to the 2019 Student Handbook

*Option for Direct Masters

*The curriculum is subject to change