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Master of Arts in Economics

The online MA in Economics, Applied Economics specialization offers students real-world analysis from today’s most relevant scholars, think tanks, and international organizations – online, anytime. In as little as 19 months, students can earn the credentials needed to make pivotal economic decisions locally, nationally or globally. As one of the only MA in Economics offered online, our robust curriculum includes a capstone experience to help prepare you for a career in a variety of settings. Learn more about the MA in Economics.

Master of Arts in International Relations

International Relations Online is the innovative, online Master of Arts in International Relations degree from American University's School of International Service. The program offers students a strong foundation in the field of international relations as well as the chance to gain specialized expertise through concentrations in Sustainable International Development and Global Security and Conflict Resolution. Learn more at You can also explore the course listing.

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Master of Science in Nutrition Education

The online MS in Nutrition Education gives students the advanced knowledge and skills to help positively affect the lives of others through nutritional awareness, community programs and ongoing education. Graduates obtain advanced credentials to help secure a position in a variety of settings, including health care and education. This program affords the opportunity to apply for certification as a Certified Nutrition Specialist with additional science coursework and field experience. Learn more about the MS in Nutrition Education.

Master of Public Administration and Policy

Our Master of Public Administration and Policy degree arms you with the skills and knowledge needed to master the interdependency between public administration, policy and the critical role both play in modern governance. The online MPAP program will help you gain the ability to seamlessly and successfully navigate government’s numerous stakeholders. Learn more about the MPAP program.

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Master of Arts in Strategic Communication

Yes, we teach professional skills at AU School of Communication. But even more important is that we teach our students how to think. We teach them to think strategically. We teach how to target an audience, how to create a compelling message, how to write persuasively, how to advocate in a changing world of new media and cutting edge technology. Learn more about the MA in Strategic Communication.

Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

The online MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) program is designed specifically for students interested in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in secondary schools, universities, and private language schools outside of the United States. The program provides state-of-the-art online theoretical instruction and extensive hands-on experience in teaching EFL. Learn more about the MA in TEFL.

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Graduate Certificate in Digital Media Skills

The graduate certificate in Digital Media Skills is designed for professionals who want to expand their knowledge of social networking and web media technologies. Students will explore all aspects of creating dynamic web content, including graphics, video, and web development. The Digital Media Skills certificate offers the flexibility to fit the busy schedules of working professionals, and can be completed in one calendar year of part-time study. Learn more about this great professional development opportunity in Digital Media Skills.

Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring & Evaluation

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of projects is fast becoming a critical management function in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector as donor organizations seek more accountability in the funds they donate. Our program will equip you with the skills necessary to design and implement program-based M&E, enabling you to advance within your current nonprofit organization with skills that are in demand. Learn more about this professional development opportunity in Project Monitoring and Evaluation.

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