Veteran and Military Students
Veteran and active duty military members comprise more than 30 percent of the International Relations Online student body. Pursuing a degree in international relations helps students build on their experience and skills gained in the military, including leadership, cultural competence, adaptability, and a global perspective. IR Online’s virtual classroom and online learning tools provide active duty students with the flexibility to earn their degree no matter where they are stationed.
American University offers a variety of resources for all veterans and military students through its dedicated support office. Veterans may also connect through the Veterans of American University Club, an official chapter of Student Veterans of America.
Students may focus their studies by selecting a concentration that directly relates to or expands upon their previous military experience:
- Foreign Policy and National Security
- International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Global Security
- International Development
The IR Online application fee is waived for military veterans and active duty members.
Hear from IROnline students and alumni about their experience in the program.