The World Is Changing, So We’re Changing with It

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Since you last engaged with International Relations Online, the field of international relations has changed—and the need for informed, experienced international relations professionals is greater than ever. AU’s programs have evolved to make sure our students stay ahead of the curve.

We’ve Taken Our Programs to the Next Level

American University School of International Service (SIS) is committed to helping students gain the skills and expertise they need to stay competitive in an evolving field. Here are just some of the ways we’re keeping our international relations master’s programs relevant for professionals like you:

No GRE/GMAT Requirement

We recently removed the GRE/GMAT requirement from our application, and we’re viewing each candidate’s experience and skill set with a more holistic approach. That means you don’t have to let standardized testing hold you back from advancing your career.

New Social Enterprise Concentration

Designed for passionate, globally conscious professionals, this new concentration teaches students how to create and use business models to advance a social mission. Learn how to be a leader who supports a “triple bottom line”—revenue, social impact, and environmental sustainability.

Skill Institutes

The field of IR is ever-changing, so our 1-credit Skill Institutes are updated often to reflect trending topics in the field. Some of our current Skill Institutes include:

  • Multicultural Negotiation and Crisis Management
  • Structured Analytic Techniques
  • Data Visualization
  • Op-Ed Writing
  • Smartphone Media Production
  • Briefing Policy Makers

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We’ve Also Kept What Works

Since their inception, the online international relations master’s programs from American University have helped motivated students gain the skills and expertise they need to advance their international relations career—and make an impact on global development. Here’s what hasn’t changed at AU:


Online Learning with Global Impact

SIS offers two online master’s programs in international relations, designed to help you make a difference on a global scale.


Top-Ranked Education

The online M.A. in International Relations is the only fully online program in the discipline offered by a top-10 ranked school.


Connections in Our Nation’s Capital

Required residencies and optional visits to campus offer the opportunity to network with professionals in your field and gain key insights into the diplomatic and policy communities.

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