Text for slide 1: Small and Select. Keeping our program intimate - we aim to admit only 35 new students each year - ensures an exceptional level of attention, instruction and interaction.

Text for slide 2: The 'Green' Choice. Our world-class, low cost program - with tuition rates 50-75% below key competitors - is a best buy.

Text for slide 3: Our Faculty. Top scholars and professionals drawn from diplomacy, defense, commerce, development and intelligence bring real world, real time experience to the classroom.

Text for slide 4: Speaker Program. Policymakers, professors, corporate leaders, and political activists who visit the Patterson School not only speak, but also meet and dine with our students.

Text for slide 5: Corporate Engagement. Visits to headquarters and manufacturing facilities of major corporations provide invaluable insights on business and trade.

Text for slide 6: Student Internships. Students spread across the nation and globe, sharpening skills learned in class while building professional experience.

Text for slide 7: Lots of Options. Innovative programs can be tailored to match your ambition and interests by tapping UK’s wide range of schools and colleges

Text for slide 8: Teamwork -- Network. Our close-knit, multifaceted program is designed to enhance teamwork and establish a bond with classmates that will last a lifetime.

Text for slide 9: For half a century we have focused on one thing above all others - providing exemplary graduate education in international affairs.

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2015 Patterson School Fall Conference

Welcome New Faculty!

Professor HallWe are delighted to announce that Dr. Gregory Hall will join the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce this autumn as an associate professor. Prior to joining the Patterson School, Dr. Hall served as Head of the Department of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program at Morehouse College. Dr. Hall’s primary areas of teaching and research include international relations and security, foreign policy, international political economy, Eurasian affairs, and, research methodology. His most recent book is titled Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy: China, Russia, and the United States’ Pursuit of Relevancy and Power.

And New Students!

Patterson Office TowerThe Patterson School is proud to welcome the incoming class of Fall 2016, the 57th cohort in the history of the Patterson School. These students have come to us from across the United States and beyond, and represent many different perspectives and walks of life. The “57ers” will spend the next eighteen months preparing for their careers by training in diplomacy, history, methodology, analysis, and specialized regional knowledge. Most important of all, they will develop into a coherent unit, forming lifelong professional and personal relationships.

57th Patterson Class

Established Program

57 Years

Global Reputation

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Great Numbers

35New students each year
66Total students
10Core faculty
32Support faculty
$12,828Tuition: KY/South
$29,032Tuition: Others


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36 Students Movie Spring Break: Chicago
Chicago/Indiana outreach trip to corporations, government agencies and NGOs.



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