Concurrent Degrees with Gatton College of Business and Economics
The current economic crisis makes clear that Tip O'Neill's maxim – all politics is local – is no longer sufficient. Today, politics and business have become both local and global, calling for ever greater professional training and skills. In response, the Patterson School and the Gatton College of Business and Economics offer the opportunity for students to pursue concurrently both the MA in Diplomacy and International Commerce and the MBA degrees, or the Patterson degree and a master's in Economics. Patterson/MBA and Patterson/MA-Economics students are typically able to complete both degree programs in five semesters. Students must meet the admission requirements of and apply to the two programs independently.
Concurrent Degree with UK College of Law
Negotiations and other interactions at the international level increasingly have legal aspects, and the practice of law in today's interconnected world requires an understanding of how global systems work. As a result, there is a need for professionals trained in both international affairs and law. This dual degree program offers both the MA in Diplomacy and International Commerce and the JD degrees in four years instead of the four and one-half years that would be required if the degrees were pursued separately. To earn the JD/MA, the students must satisfy the requirements of both the law college and the Patterson School. Students must apply formally and independently to both programs and must meet the admissions standards of each.
Concurrent Degree with the German Division of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures
The combination of a degree from the German Studies division and from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce will be of immense value to an individual striving to make a career in our increasingly globalized world. Therefore, concurrent degrees in German Studies and Diplomacy and International Commerce will provide students with the opportunity to attain real competency in German and a thorough knowledge of the German speaking world at the same time they learn core professional skills in international affairs.
Graduate Certificate Program in Global Health with College of Public Health
Expansion in global communication, travel, and trade has increased the need for professionals who understand the ever-increasing range of public health issues that transcend international borders. This program produces graduates with international, interdisciplinary skills in areas such as disease and injury prevention, health care, and other health-related disciplines. With careful selection of classes and a health-related overseas internship, both the Patterson School degree and certificate program can be completed in the normal 18-month period. Interested students should explore early certificate requirements (PDF) and approved coursework (PDF).