Earn Your Master’s Online from AU’s No. 8 Ranked
School of International Service
Earn Your Master’s Online from AU’s No. 8 Ranked
School of International Service
Earn Your Master’s Online from AU’s No. 8 Ranked
School of International Service

American University’s top-ranked1 School of International Service seeks applicants for our online international relations master’s programs who are dedicated to improving the world through international relations, service, and innovation.

The deadline to apply and start in the upcoming class is quickly approaching. No GRE is required to apply.

Application Requirements

The School of International Service’s online programs uphold the same admissions requirements as our on-campus programs to ensure we admit a similar quality of students. To apply, you must submit the following materials:

  • completed online application form
  • current résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • official transcripts from all academic institutions from which you earned credit
  • two letters of recommendation
  • $55 application fee

Request information and an admissions counselor will reach out to cover the application requirements in more detail. If you have any immediate questions, you can contact admissions at 855-306-2847 or admissions@IRonline.american.edu.

Explore Our Program Offerings

Depending on your level of experience, choose from our two online international relations master’s programs.

Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

Designed for professionals with an average of three to four years of experience, the MAIR program will help you sharpen your analytical skills with regard to cross-cultural communication and foreign policy and cultivate the economic, statistical, and decision-making skills that are crucial to succeed in this sector.

Master of International Service (MIS) for Experienced Professionals

Designed for professionals with seven or more years of experience in international service, the MIS program will help you cultivate expertise in a subfield of international affairs and strengthen your leadership skills by better understanding how the theoretical background applies to your specific field.

Are You Ready to Influence International Change?

Fill out the form to receive more information and get connected with an admissions counselor.

1 The Best International Relations Schools in the World – Foreign Policy magazine, 2018. Accessed February 2020.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference