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

American University's top-10 School of International Service offers global service leaders at all stages of their careers the opportunity to earn their degree online.¹

Through an interactive virtual campus, the International Relations Online programs allow you to build a global network with fellow professionals and the same expert faculty who teach on-site in Washington, D.C. You will graduate prepared to make a difference with wide-reaching impact. Bachelor's Required. GRE Scores are optional for both programs.*

Available degree programs include:

Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

Designed for aspiring global professionals who want to build a strong foundational understanding of international affairs theory and practice.

Master of International Service (MIS) for Experienced Professionals

Designed for professionals with seven or more years of experience in international affairs. Students build on their existing knowledge to further skills in their specific area of expertise and advance their leadership potential.

The Best of On-Campus Delivered Online

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

Live online classes hosted by renowned AU professors.

The ability to customize the 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.

Earn a World-Class Degree from Anywhere

"In four weeks I traveled through four different countries. One week, I had my class in Qatar, another in Kuwait, one in Japan, and another in America. Even though I literally travel around the world, I'm still getting a top-notch education from a quality institution thanks to the technology that the platform provides."

— Mike Titzer, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

¹ Foreign Policy Magazine, 2018

*SIS uses a holistic approach to assessing prospective students, looking closely at their international, professional, and volunteer experience. Besides an applicant’s undergraduate GPA, their undergraduate transcripts are assessed for evidence of intellectual curiosity alongside a professional résumé and statement of purpose. An application will be considered in its entirety with or without GRE scores.