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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 Science in International Affairs and Business
  • Executive Master of International Service (on-campus or online)
  • • Master of International Service: International Studies Track
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs – Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs – Juris Doctorate
  • • Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution - Master of Arts in Teaching
  • • Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution or International Development - Master of Theological Studies
  • PhD in International Relations

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Job Openings

The School of International Service at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-line position in Global Crises at the rank of Assistant Professor

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The School of International Service seeks a Coordinator for the overall administration and support of the Comparative and Regional Studies MA Program, the International Affairs Policy & Analysis MA Programs, and the SIS Doctoral Program.

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The School of International Service at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for AY 21-22 for a scholar with specialization in international economics who can also teach research design and quantitative methods.

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News

This academic year, AU ranks first among universities in number of Paul D. Coverdell Fellows.

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SIS alumna Ashley Law and SIS student Elena Hoffman work together at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems.

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We recently spoke with Professor Robert Tomasko to learn more about SIS’s new graduate certificate in Social Innovation for Global Impact.

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We caught up with a few SIS professors, students, and a recent alumna to find out how they spent their time during the summer months.

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To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright program as well as its importance to the SIS community, we spoke with several faculty and alumni about their Fulbright experiences.

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Since the Research on International Policy Implementation Lab launched at SIS in August 2020, SIS professor Susanna Campbell has spearheaded five new research projects and hired a number of SIS PhD and MA students to work on them.

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