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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. Students who come to SIS know that service is not a moment; it’s a mindset.

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 transformational research and prepare more than 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students for global careers in government, nonprofits, and business.

Thoughtful and aspirational, with wide-ranging backgrounds and experience, our students take advantage of Washington’s wealth of resources and professional opportunities—and an active international network of more than 20,000 alumni. They graduate prepared to combine knowledge and practice and to serve the global community as emerging leaders, waging peace and building understanding in our world.

American University’s School of International Service 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.

We are housed in a 70,000 square-foot, LEED Gold-certified building, reflecting 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 Global Affairs
  • Master of Arts in Global Environmental Policy
  • 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 Media
  • 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
  • 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 Special Assistant is primarily responsible for providing administrative support and assistance to the Dean of the School of International Service.

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American University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations has programming, communications, and research projects available for a part-time professional seeking practical experience in alumni relations, development, student affairs, and event management.

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The School of International Service Faculty Affairs Coordinator develops, manages, and evaluates the comprehensive SIS Faculty Affairs System for approximately 200 faculty members, from recruitment and evaluation to separation.

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On September 12th, experience the Foreign Affairs annual Graduate School Fair, produced in partnership with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), at the Council […]

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APSIA fairs can help you take the next step in your career! Meet admissions officers from APSIA member schools Discuss admissions requirements, curricula, financial aid […]

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“APSIA students are trained to process lots of information, synthesize and present it clearly. Because of their global focus and training, they can break down […]

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Agenda: 2:00 PM Panel Discussion (Room: G) 3:00 PM Graduate School Fair (Room: H-I) 5:00 PM Adjourn APSIA fairs can help you take the next step in your […]

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News

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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