College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Applied 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
We offer innovative
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.
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 (begin viewing at 1:08:30).
Choose from ten concentration options, covering traditional approaches to the practice of diplomacy as well as cutting edge developments in the field.
Six concentrations offer rich professional development opportunities and open pathways to dynamic, meaningful careers.
Our faculty are leading scholars and dynamic teachers drawn from diverse, complementary fields across the liberal arts and social sciences.
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.