The MA in International Affairs allows you to take full advantage of Paris’s central role in international economics, politics and social issues. Through this program, you will have the opportunity to supplement the rigorous coursework and professional modules with internships, fieldwork for thesis research and case study methods for thesis production.

Our faculty and staff work closely with our students to provide one-on-one intellectual mentoring and support that enables them to make a difference in the world.

The MA in International Affairs provides:

-The opportunity to earn an American master’s degree in France

-A mix of practical and theoretical knowledge of international affairs, conflict resolution, and civil society development

-You will have opportunities to work alongside visiting professionals to advance your skills and networks through intense three-day workshops that provide expertise in a variety of topics.

-A global network to launch a career in the NGO sector or with an international institution, national government, or multinational corporation


As a student of the MA in International Affairs you will engage with discipline-specific theoretical constructs through modules designed to enhance critical thinking, as well as graduate-level research and writing capacities.

The program features core and elective courses, allowing you to focus on various fields of practice. We cover a rich scope of content from law to international relations and diplomacy and from conflict resolution to human rights, including:


As part of the program, you will engage with the world at large through the Ecole de Guerre practicum and cultural trips offered by other programs, such as those in India, Fez and Cambodia. This type of on-site learning or fieldwork encourages you to interact with a professional environment – legal, humanitarian, diplomatic, civil society – and often within the context of another language and culture.


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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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