Professor Philip Seib directed the USC Center on Public Diplomacy from 2009-2013 (but never actually served as a diplomat, public or otherwise):
"Money is a wonderful thing."
Do public diplomacy professors at Southern California U. "make" more than USA ambassadors overseas?
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From: annenberg.usc.edu [University of Southern California]
How much does the program cost?
Forty-nine (49) units are required to complete the two-year [public diplomacy] degree program. For the 2015-2016 academic year, the estimated tuition cost† [JB-- what does the "†" refer to?] is $1,666 per unit. [JB: If my calculator is correct, $81,634 total.]
The one year mid-career professional program requires 32 units to complete the program. For the 2015-2016 academic year, the estimated tuition cost† is $1,666 per unit.
Actual tuition, mandatory fees and living expenses may be higher or lower depending on your course load and living situation. The estimate should not be considered a bill of expense for USC.
Limited departmental scholarships are awarded competitively to domestic and international applicants based on the completed graduate admission application. Although we offer some departmental scholarships and awards, more than 80% of the incoming graduate class is self-funded.
For more information on financing your USC education, visit the USC Financial Aid Website: http://www.usc.edu/admission/fa/ ...
There are multiple opportunities available to help fund a graduate program in public diplomacy.
Investigating these options as early as possible is beneficial. APSIA provides a valuable list of fellowships and scholarships that can be applied towards the USC Master of Public Diplomacy: http://www.apsia.org/find-fellowships
How Much Do US Ambassadors Get Paid?