Welcome to International Relations Online
An Online Master of Arts in International Relations from the School of International Service
International Relations Online is an innovative, online Master of Arts in International Relations degree offered by the American University School of International Service (SIS). SIS is among the largest schools of international affairs in the world and is a top-10 ranked school of international affairs by Foreign Policy magazine.
This degree offers students a strong foundation in the field of international relations as well as the chance to gain specialized expertise through concentrations in Global Security, International Development, International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and United States Foreign Policy and National Security. Learn more about the concentrations here.
Through state-of-the-art technology, International Relations Online classes are delivered live on an engaging online learning platform. As a student, you will meet weekly with classmates and professors at designated times in the virtual classroom for live coursework discussions. You can also meet with professors during online office hours.
No other highly-ranked program offers a comparable online master’s degree in international relations with AU’s level of interaction among faculty and students. The multidisciplinary approach exposes students to a rigorous curriculum taught by an outstanding faculty. Academic requirements are comparable to the school’s on-campus degrees and best practices set forth by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, of which SIS is a founding member.
The online program features highly produced, self-paced content designed by AU faculty. This content can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection. You can also meet online with classmates for study sessions or to socialize outside of class.