Why AU’s School of International Service?

Located in Washington, D.C., American University’s School of International Service is ranked consistently among the top 10 schools of international relations. SIS has more than 3,000 students—from undergraduates to PhD candidates—representing 150 countries, taught by more than 100 full-time faculty members. SIS’s policy-practitioner relationships and global university partnerships help to place 80 percent of its students in internships, and enable 40 percent of graduate students and 80 percent of undergraduates to study abroad. The school’s faculty, practicing adjuncts, and interdisciplinary curriculum prepare graduates for global service in government, nonprofits, and business.

In 2014 and 2015, American University ranked number one among all universities in the country for Presidential Management Fellow Program semi-finalists. The School of International Service produced 30 of those semi-finalists.

International Relations Online, like all SIS programs, features a curriculum that emphasizes service, the school’s core principle. This overriding belief guides SIS in its goal to educate graduates whose personal and societal principles offer the promise of success in the rigorous conditions of an increasingly interconnected and complex world.