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American University

School of International Service

American University’s School of International Service (SIS) is a top-10 school of international affairs located in Washington, D.C. Since our founding in 1957, we have answered President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s call to prepare students of international affairs to “wage peace.” We do so because we believe the world needs leaders ready to serve.

Our world-renowned faculty — leading political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, demographers, geographers, historians, and experts in international development, global health, communications, energy, and the environment — produce meaningful, transformational research. They impart their experience, knowledge, and skills to more than 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students annually and prepare students for global careers in government, nonprofits, and business around the world.

Thoughtful and aspirational, our students come to SIS with wide-ranging backgrounds and experience. They take advantage of Washington, DC’s wealth of resources and professional opportunities and gain access to our active international network of more than 20,000 alumni. As emerging leaders, our students graduate prepared to combine knowledge and practice and to serve the global community, wage, peace, and build understanding in our world.

SIS features a comprehensive liberal arts program for undergraduates, professional education in international affairs for master’s students, and a multidisciplinary program for doctoral students. We offer a range of academic options to meet our students’ needs and interests: dual degrees, graduate certificates, online programs, executive degrees, a BA/MA, a three-year BA, practicum programs for career preparation, and extensive study-abroad opportunities.

SIS is housed in a 70,000 square-foot, LEED Gold-certified building, designed by renowned “green” architect William McDonough to reinforce the values inherent in the school’s mission. Its design, construction, and operation reflect our commitment to advancing ecological stewardship, fostering transparency and human dignity, and working for social justice.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Science in Development Management
  • Master of Arts in Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights
  • Master of Arts in Global Environmental Policy
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs Policy and Analysis
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs: Comparative and Regional Studies
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs: Global Governance, Politics, and Security
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs: International Economic Relations
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs: Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs: United States Foreign Policy and National Security
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication
  • Master of Arts in International Development
  • Master of Arts in International Economics
  • Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Master of Arts in International Relations (online)
  • Master of Arts in Social Enterprise
  • Master of International Service (Executive Masters)
  • Master of International Service (online)
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs – Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs – Juris Doctorate
  • PhD in International Relations

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Job Openings

The School of International Service invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointment for the Academic Year 2020-2021 with a focus on US foreign policy and national/global/human security

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News

The School of International Service (SIS) has launched a unique degree designed to equip future international affairs policy experts with the hard analytical and management skills they need to effect change in their field: the Master of Arts in International Affairs, Policy, and Analysis (IAPA).

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It takes innovation and astute strategies to solve problems that communities face around the globe. SIS’s Social Enterprise program has created a framework to help guide future entrepreneurs who want to accomplish social good.

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This year, 14 American University students and alumni are finalists in the federal government’s Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program, with five from the School of International Service (SIS).

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The SIS Alumni Relations Office at the School of International Service (SIS) has received a CASE Gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for an innovative new program that allows students to tap into the valuable global alumni network.

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American University’s School of International Service launched a new partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps College of Distance Education and Training on May 25.

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