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Earn Your Master's Online
from AU's School of
International Service

American University's top 10-ranked School of International Service offers online degree options for ambitious global service leaders at all stages of their careers.

Available degree programs include:

Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

Designed for aspiring global professionals in the field of international affairs, the MAIR program helps you develop the analytical and leadership skills to take on roles in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Executive Master of International Service (MIS)

This accelerated program is intended for professionals with seven or more years of experience in international service. You will develop specialized expertise and strengthen your leadership skills to stay at the top of your field.

Social Enterprise Master's (MA)

Ideal for socially conscious professionals, this degree program gives you the skills in social entrepreneurship and innovation to launch a social enterprise or thrive in organizations that promote social change.


The Best of On-Campus Delivered Online

All online graduate programs from the School of International Service are delivered through a dynamic online format that features:

Live online classes hosted by renowned AU professors.
The ability to customize your program through concentrations or electives.
Engaging course work that can be completed 24/7.
Networking opportunities with peers and more than 15,000 alumni.
Hands-on learning experiences, including collaborative, in-person immersions.
Connections to our D.C.-based campus AU's extensive alumni network.

See if you qualify for a GRE waiver for our Master of Arts in International Relations or Social Enterprise Master's program. Executive Master of International Service applicants are not required to submit GRE scores and must have seven or more years of professional work experience.

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