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Apply to SIS: Deadlines

PhD in International Relations

Fall Admission:

Spring Admission:

December 15

N/A


Executive MIS Degree

Fall Admission:

Spring Admission:

July 1 (international applicants)
July 30 (domestic applicants)

November 1


Master's Degrees

Fall Admission:

Spring Admission:

January 15

September 15 (international applicants)
October 1 (domestic applicants)

Please note: International Relations Online follows a different admissions timetable. Click here for more details.


Please note: the following programs only accept applications for Fall admission:

  • Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

Graduate Certificate Programs

Fall Admission:

Spring Admission:

June 1

November 1


BA/MA Program (Current AU Students)*

Summer/Fall Admission:

Fall Admission:

Spring Admission:

March 1

June 15

November 15

*Students may apply for the BA/MA in the semester following the completion of their 75th academic credit.

Following these deadlines, applications are reviewed on a space-available basis until the close of each cycle. PhD applications must be complete and received by our office by or on December 15.

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