American University offers an expanding number of online programs and classes to help you reach your professional and educational goals. Our online classes retain the rigorous academic standards and high quality of instruction expected in all AU courses while offering you the convenience and flexibility of online learning.
AU’s unique online graduate programs are designed to fit the schedules of working professionals seeking the advanced knowledge and skills needed in today’s competitive world. Taught by the distinguished faculty of AU’s School of International Service, the new Master of Arts in International Relations and the Master of Arts in Comparative and International Disability Policy offer interdisciplinary curriculums with strong core foundations in international relations as well as areas of specialization and professional training opportunities to prepare for professional success. The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media is specifically designed for those seeking to develop advanced skills in the uses of social media and technologies for professional development. Additional online graduate programs are in preparation and will be available soon, expanding your options for learning and professional development.
Current AU students can select from over 100 online classes offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. AU undergraduate and graduate students can find many options to fulfill curriculum requirements, to explore special topics, or to work toward degree completion while studying or researching aboard. Online summer classes offer a great way to earn AU credits, even while you cannot be on campus!
Visiting Non-Degree (Non-AU) Students seeking to supplement the courses offered by their home institutions or to earn credits during the summer sessions may enroll in AU’s online classes. Always consult with your academic advisor at your home institution to ensure that classes taken at American University will be accepted for credit, since the transfer of course and degree credits are determined by the receiving institution.
American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and authorized to offer online learning in most states. For further information, please consult the current list of states in which American University is authorized to offer online learning.