Master of International Service
American University

Program Details

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


Applicants with seven or more years of professional experience are eligible to apply for a GRE waiver. Designed for professionals with nine or more years of experience in an international relations-related field, the MIS program is an accelerated degree track that helps students build upon their existing skills. This leadership-focused program offers a career-driven curriculum, deep networking opportunities, and hands-on learning experiences. Two letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose. Resume/CV.

A required week long online immersion are hosted biannually on the American University campus in Washington, D.C. A bachelors degree is required.

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education