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Applied Diplomacy

The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy
The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, Chicago, skyline

At DePaul We Are Changing the Face of Diplomacy

The practice of diplomacy in the 21st Century requires new and creative responses to the complex nature of bridge building, community formation and conflict resolution.

The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy at DePaul prepares students for diplomacy careers not only in the foreign service, but in their work as business people, scientists, artists, community organizers, activists, clergy and educators. Because here, diplomacy is truly transprofessional.

We offer innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Applied Diplomacy that are designed to train a new generation of diplomats. Our curriculum is multidisciplinary, deeply rooted in an ethic of collaboration and designed to serve the needs of bridge builders across multiple boundaries of difference.

A Conversation w/ Mohamed Abubakr and Ilja Sichrovsky, Grace School Practitioners in Residence 2023

​A discussion with two dynamic citizen diplomats regarding their work with the Director of The Grace School, David Wellman.​

​TEDx: Citizen Diplomacy at The Grace School

David Wellman, Director of the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, presented "How to Build Bridges in a World of Difference" at this year's TEDx DePaul University series.


Master’s in Applied Diplomacy

Eight​ concentrations offer rich professional development opportunities and open pathways to dynamic, meaningful careers.

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Our Faculty

Our faculty are leading scholars and dynamic teachers drawn from diverse, complementary fields across the liberal arts and social sciences.

Our Students

Our students benefit from a rich array of study abroad and domestic study away trips, internships, and engagements with professional and citizen diplomats in residence at the Grace School.

The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy’s Practitioners in Residence
The School’s Practitioners in Residence program fosters innovative partnerships between professional and citizen diplomats and DePaul faculty and students. Lecture series, classroom engagement, and collaborative projects will foster public dialogue about diplomatic practice and offer powerful examples of the variety of ways that individuals do this work.

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