Master of Arts in International Relations
International Relations Online delivers master’s degree programs from the American University School of International Service (SIS) in an innovative, online format. These online degree programs allow working professionals from all over the world to share ideas, develop valuable relationships with other aspiring global service leaders, and build a foundational understanding of international relations principles that are directly applicable to their career.
SIS is ranked among the top-10 schools of international affairs in the world by Foreign Policy magazine, and the reach of International Relations Online extends all over the globe. Students have attended live online classes from more than 15 different time zones, and coursework is available 24/7 from any Internet-enabled device.
Students align their studies with their unique career goals by specializing in a chosen concentration:
· Global Security
· International Development
· International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
· United States Foreign Policy and National Security
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: Mostly Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The traditional MAIR degree program is designed for aspiring leaders in the field of international relations. The program helps students develop the intercultural skills to analyze conflicts that involve people of different cultures; to understand the process of intercultural communication; and to appreciate how culturally determined values, beliefs, and worldviews shape behavior at all levels. Applicants with seven or more years of professional experience are eligible to apply for a GRE waiver. A bachelors degree is required. Current resume/CV. Two letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose.
A required week long online immersions are hosted biannually on the American University campus in Washington, D.C.
At American University, smart, passionate and engaged students and faculty focus their knowledge to create meaningful change. The University's strengths in international service and public affairs inspire a sense of social responsibility and a dedication to cultural and intellectual diversity; and is defined by a global perspective, practical idealism and a dedication to public service.
American University is a private, college-centered research university located in the nation’s capital. It was chartered by the United States Congress in 1893 to build public service, and is now home to a prestigious faculty, guest speakers and visiting world leaders who are influential practitioners and prominent thought leaders.
Join us in creating new opportunities for yourself while you help create a better world. Become part of the network of ambitious achievers, compassionate leaders and socially aware citizens at American University.
Online Student Experience
American University online programs are delivered through a format that’s convenient, flexible and portable. Like on-campus, students talk about their coursework and current issues with classmates, ask instructors questions and turn in assignments, but it’s all done via email, discussion boards, instant messaging and more.
Online courses at American University are as rigorous and challenging as their on-campus counterparts, and taught by the same connected faculty members, influential guest speakers and prominent lecturers. Interaction and communication with instructors and fellow students are essential components of the programs and academic success.
Online students have access to many support resources including new student orientation, a 24x7 help desk for technical issues, a student services coordinator, financial aid advisers and more.
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