MA in International Affairs Career Outcomes

Graduates from the MA in International Affairs go on to meaningful careers in diverse fields. The interdisciplinary and rigorous nature of the program produces professionals and scholars equipped to engage with and lead in a rapidly evolving global landscape.


Changing the world

Graduates from AUP's Master’s programs have made and continue to make waves in the real world. They have landed jobs in some of the world's most prominent companies and organizations, while others continue their education at distinguished graduate and PhD programs in their fields.


As a student you will benefit from hands-on fieldwork and research development as you gain professional skills throughout the duration of your studies. This, together with your rigorous academic training, can lead to jobs in companies, non-profits and government institutions around the world.

What our alumni are up to now

The diverse career paths of our alumni community reflect the non-traditional approach to International Affairs education that you will experience as a student of our program. Through dedicated mentoring and a balance of theory and fieldwork, our graduates are fully prepared to continue their journey in non-profits, private sector companies, international organizations and academia.

I now work in the Paris headquarters of the French armed forces as a military assistant to the general who advises the Chief-of-Staff on issues of military international affairs. It’s an exciting job for which I rely on the skills that I acquired and developed at AUP.

Jean-Baptiste Matton Alumnus

Recent Graduate Destinations

Company City Position
Deloitte Washington Senior Consultant
International Rescue Committee San Jose Anti Trafficking Program Coordinator
Connecticut General Assembly New Haven Press Aide
Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia Cambodia Capacity Development and Research Associate
University of California, Riverside California PhD focus on Global Relations, Immigration and Economic Sociology
OECD, Global Relations Secretariat Paris Communications Officer
US Navy New York Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping Officer
City of Brampton Canada Research and Administrative Services Coordinator
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Boston Analyst
Royal Norwegian Navy Strusshamn Student ACSC
Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles Communication Specialist
Every Woman Every Child at United Nations Foundation New York Deputy Director Communications
Fulbright Clinton Fellow, The Fulbright Program Ivory Coast Special Assistant to Côte d'Ivoire's Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Children
Last Mile Health Liberia Monitoring and Evaluation Field Associate
Singapore Airlines Frankfurt Digital Marketing and Sales Agent

Meet our Alumni

A Global Network

Our community of 20,000 AUP alumni have a lifelong connection to the school, through the friendships and networks forged during their time studying here to the active community that continues to offer opportunities to connect and expand your horizons wherever you end up in the world.