Concentrations

American University's School of International Service is dedicated to developing leaders who are prepared to drive real change in global communities. Along with learning key concepts of international relations, International Relations Online students select one of the specified concentrations of study, which serves to advance their expertise in a specialized field.

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Global Security

Explore the dynamics of peace, security, and war, as you learn to prevent, manage, mitigate, and provide solutions to global conflicts.

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United States Foreign Policy & National Security

Prepare for a career in foreign policy, defense, or intelligence, by exploring the economic, historical, and political underpinnings of strategic policy formulation.

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International Development

Learn to support developing communities through sustainability, political reform, public health, and economic growth.

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International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

Develop a deeper understanding of of global conflict, as you learn to apply strategic negotiation tactics and evaluate post-conflict landscapes.