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. These options are available to all on-campus Master of Arts in International Relations students as well as students in both International Relations Online programs.

Global Security

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

Global Security

United States Foreign Policy and National Security

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

United States Foreign Policy and National Security

International Development

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

International Development

International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

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

International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Social Enterprise

Prepare to address pressing global issues by learning key leadership skills employed by social entrepreneurs and the what, why, how, and who of global social enterprise. Build the mind-set and skills to create positive change in the world.

Social Enterprise