Master of Arts in International Relations & Global Security
American Public University System

Program Details

The online Master of Arts degree in International Relations and Global Security provides students the opportunity to develop broad, integrated knowledge in the core of the discipline, such as comparative study of complex international systems.  Students are prepared for careers as diplomats, journalists, administrators, political analysts, and more within the fields of government, military, and business.  Concentrations are offered for specialized studies in:

  • Comparative and Security Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • International and Transnational Security Issues
  • Peacekeeping

Courses cover classic and alternative theories of international relations, the changing role of the state, economic and military resources, and more.  Develop an essential skill set including written and oral communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and analysis.  Earn a master’s degree with APUS online and take the next academic step towards a successful career in a flexible, rigorous setting.


All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission