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.¹ 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 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.

Master of International Service (MIS) for Experienced Professionals

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

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 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.

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.