Graduate Programs in International Affairs
At any one time, there are many conflicts taking place in the world. The United States’ Global War on Terror dramatically altered issues of security, criminalization, and international law. Changes in technology have opened the way for robust civic media; insiders now tell their own stories through social media. Microfinance has emerged as one of the most promising tools for reducing poverty and creating new opportunities in low-income communities. Human trafficking involves migrations across borders.
In this complex global climate, the need for analytical thinkers able to take on challenging transnational concerns is crucial. Our programs in international affairs offer a balance between solid intellectual preparation in the social sciences and hands-on professional training with international experts.
Interested students have the choice between two master’s programs:
- The MA in International Affairs taught exclusively in English and available as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time program
- The MA in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution, and Civil Society Development a full-time, two-year, dual-language, dual-degree program
Studying in Paris
Paris is a world city, home to a diverse population and many international organizations. Its multicultural dimensions and central role in international economics, politics, and social issues make it a perfect setting in which to study international affairs.
Our rigorous curriculum balances traditional theoretical courses in international affairs, international law, the international system, and area studies with hands-on short intensive courses taught by practitioners and specialists in conflict management, institutional design, policy design, and humanitarian and aid organizations.
Students in the MA in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution, and Civil Society Development program have the additional opportunity to conduct negotiations and debate in two languages and get direct experience with the French educational system—the program results in a master’s certificate from the Sorbonne, as well as an accredited American MA degree from AUP.
Graduates from both of our programs leave with a strong global network—and ready to launch exciting, global careers.
Ecole de Guerre
Students from the International Affairs Program have the opportunity to participate in the Ecole de Guerre Coalition Exercise at Invalides in Paris. During the Ecole de Guerre Coalition Exercise AUP students play the role of humanitarian emergency organizations, interacting in the pretend conflict as Medecins Sans Frontières, Green Peace and Human Rights Watch. See below for more photos of the exercise.
The future awaits
Our programs produce strong analytical thinkers prepared to take on important international issues. The combination of in-depth knowledge and practical skills opens the door to many exciting possibilities.
If the idea of learning in an open, diverse, and international environment interests you, please feel free to explore our courses and meet our accomplished faculty.
If you have any questions about either of our programs, please don’t hesitate to contact us or get in touch with graduate admissions to find out more on how to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.
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