American University's International Relations Online Program Launches New Concentrations

Washington, D.C.– July 22, 2014 – American University’s School of International Service (SIS), a top ten ranked graduate school of international relations, has announced two new concentrations available for students enrolled in International Relations Online (IR Online), the school’s online Master of Arts in International Relations.  Along with the existing International Development and Global Security concentrations, students will now have the opportunity to pursue a concentration in United States Foreign Policy and National Security or International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

International Relations Online Program’s New Concentrations
United States Foreign Policy and National Security

  • Focuses on the economic, historical, political, social, and strategic underpinnings of foreign, defense, intelligence, and national security policy.

International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

  • Trains students to assess, negotiate, and resolve disputes involving transnational issues and differing cultures.

International Relations Online Program’s Existing Concentrations
International Development

  • Equips students with skills needed for careers that contribute to improving the lives of people in low-income communities throughout the world.

Global Security

  • Introduces students to the causes and dynamics of peace and security to prepare them for a role in preventing, managing, and resolving conflict.

"The School of International Service trains students on the fundamentals of international relations that enable them to succeed in today’s dynamic global climate. Moreover, the specialized concentrations in the Master of Arts in International Relations enable students to become experts in their particular fields, equipping them with valuable skills and tools as they enter new careers or seek to advance within their fields," said James Goldgeier, dean of the School of International Service. "We are continuously expanding our online learning opportunities for IR students located around the globe by adding new concentrations so they can effect change anywhere in the world."

For more information about International Relations Online and the new program concentrations, please visit or call 1-855-306-AUIR.

American University’s School of International Service launched IR Online in 2012, making SIS the first top-ten ranked school of international relations to offer a graduate degree fully online. Using 2U Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TWOU) advanced learning platform and technology-enabled services, the program provides a flexible option for both high achieving mid-career professionals and those interested in beginning a career in international relations to earn this degree from anywhere in the world.


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