Program Overview

In our complex world, where challenges to peace are multiplying, there is a crucial need for analytical thinkers able to address transnational issues in a creative and constructive fashion. Our programs offer a dynamic balance between rigorous intellectual preparation in the social sciences and hands-on professional training with international experts. Our graduates work at the community, national and international levels, contributing to the development of new ideas and strategies to provide peace and social justice to citizens across the globe.

The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MIN) prepares students for effective future roles in the complex global climate of the 21st century. We offer the option to follow either a one-year full-time or two-year part-time course of study.

Our dual-language, dual-degree Master of Arts in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution, and Civil Society Development, a joint program between AUP and the Sorbonne-Paris I, is a dynamic graduate program drawing on the rich resources of two prestigious educational institutions. 

Degrees Offered

International Affairs

International Affairs

The Master of Arts in International Affairs allows you to take full advantage of Paris’ multicultural landscape and central role in international politics, economics, law, and cultural issues. The program balances intellectual and theoretical mastery with hands-on, project-based learning. Interested students may participate in a week-long humanitarian intervention simulation at the French War College.

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International Affairs, Conflict Resolution & Civil Society

International Affairs, Conflict Resolution & Civil Society

The Master of Arts in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution and Civil Society Development is a two-year, bilingual program with the University of Paris I-Sorbonne. You will take classes at both institutions and earn a master’s degree in international affairs at AUP as well as a certificate from Paris I-Sorbonne. Students in this program learn in two languages, develop two distinct contact networks and master two ways of viewing the world.

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Core Courses for both degrees

Our courses will help you take full advantage of Paris’s many resources, while exposing you to traditional theoretical classes and hands-on intensive classes taught by specialists in fields like conflict management and policy design. 

Learning Environment
Ecole De Guerre

The Ecole de Guerre Practicum, a week-long, military intervention simulation, will help you build the foundation you’ll need to assist in present-day international conflicts and strengthen your exploration of contemporary international affairs. As you play the role of an international NGO humanitarian aid worker, fully briefed and working alongside international military experts in a conflict zone, you will be providing relief to tens of thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire during the COALITION exercise. You will soon discover that this is just one example of AUP’s commitment to practical training, as it prepares you for any number of careers in leadership, negotiation, and policy making.