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International Relations Online

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International Relations Online is the innovative online Master of Arts in International Relations program from American University's School of International Service (SIS). SIS is ranked among the top 10 such schools in the world by Foreign Policy magazine and allows online students to select a concentrated master's degree program in either Global Security and Conflict Resolution or Sustainable International Development.

International Relations Online will prepare you with foundational knowledge and skills for understanding international relations. Online students are held to the same high admissions standards as on-campus students and engage the same rigorous curriculum. Learn more.

Study In a Global Classroom. Serve the Global Community

International Relations Online classes are delivered on an engaging online learning platform. As a student, you will:

  • Earn a degree from a world-renowned school of international relations without relocating.
  • Participate in live, face-to-face video seminar classes, generally with 15 students each.
  • Collaborate with faculty and peers from around the world and take advantage of a D.C.-based resource network.
  • Enjoy a lifelong connection to American University’s alumni network, including 15,000 SIS alumni who are leaders in their fields.

Gain the skills, knowledge, and connections you need to effect meaningful change in our complex and interconnected world. Visit us online to learn more.


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"With International Relations Online, SIS and its faculty are educating and preparing top international relations students to apply their knowledge and make an impact in an increasingly interconnected and complex world."

James Goldgeier, Dean, School of International Service, American University

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