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International Relations Online

International Relations Online

Earn a Master’s in International Relations from Anywhere with American University’s Top-Ranked School of International Service


International Relations Online

The online Master of Arts in International Relations is specifically designed to provide students with a foundation in advanced international relations topics, as well as a specialization in an interdisciplinary professional field.

Students can select from the following concentrations of study:

- Global Security
- International Development
- International Peace & Conflict Resolution
- United States Foreign Policy and National Security

Through the use of innovative technologies and real-world immersive experiences, International Relations Online blends the flexibility of a global online program with the rigor, quality and classroom interaction of an on-campus experience. Students of the program benefit from:

• Live classes, hosted online by renowned American University faculty
• Self-paced, highly produced course content available 24/7
• Social interactions with influential peers and faculty
• Real-world learning through a capstone experience and a D.C. Immersion
• Lifelong connections to the AU and SIS communities

Admissions Requirements

American University School of International Service seeks International Relations Online students who are dedicated to service for the global good. Applicants are required to have or submit:

• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
• Official and current GRE test scores (institution code 0812)
• Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
• Three letters of recommendation
• Current resume of CV
• A detailed Statement of Purpose
• Submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE exam results (if not a native English speaker)*

* International candidates are welcomed to apply for International Relations Online and TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam requirements may be waived if a student holds a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university whose language of instruction is English in a country where English is also the official language.