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American University Master of Arts in International Affairs Policy and Analysis
American University

Master of Arts in International Affairs Policy and Analysis

Washington, USA

2 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 1,922 / per credit



The practical international affairs degree for those ready to serve

The International Affairs Policy and Analysis (IAPA) program is not your typical international affairs degree. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of government agencies, private enterprises, and non-profits seeking professionals that provide actionable analysis and options to a range of international and foreign policy problems. This program blends the analytical rigor of traditional international affairs with a consolidated set of hard policy and management skills.

Equip yourself for a career executing solutions to the world’s complex and evolving policy challenges.


Students in the International Affairs Policy and Analysis program learn from a multidisciplinary faculty with backgrounds as policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and analysts. SIS is home to experts in foreign and security policy, international economic and environmental policy as well as communication and management professionals, and regional, human rights, peacebuilding, and international development specialists.

Prime Location

Located in Washington, DC, the epicenter of global affairs, the School of International Service brings the nation’s capital into the classroom. The combination of a large, active faculty and alumni base committed to supporting current students gives you access to a wide-ranging network of individuals and organizations that will benefit you during your time at SIS and long after. Students will find extensive opportunities with international organizations, embassies, US government offices, think tanks, and other educational institutions around the city.


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