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Alejandro Neyra, MIS 2012

Executive Master of International Service Degree

Based upon our discussions with corporate and government leaders from around the world, American University developed the Master of International Service program.

Through this program, experienced international affairs professionals are able to broaden their knowledge, enhance their intellectual development, expand their professional effectiveness, and strengthen their international leadership skills and knowledge.

After completion of the program, graduate will have both the skills and the certification to meet the demands of executive level service in the dynamic private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

As a Master of International Service candidate, you will join other mid-career professionals in a unique two course sequence, the Proseminar in International Affairs I & II.

Proseminar I provides an overview of new developments in international affairs; it connects theory and practice at the executive level in international affairs. Proseminar II focuses on professional strategies for coping with change and professional skills enhancement.

The Proseminars host key public and private sector executives to exchange ideas with students on their areas of responsibility.

Construct a uniquely-tailored program of study from among the school's eight disciplines:

  • Comparative and Regional Studies
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • International Communication
  • International Development
  • International Economic Relations
  • International Politics and Foreign Policy
  • International Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • U.S. Foreign Policy

Special Opportunities

This selective degree program is open to top-performing mid-career professionals from both the government and business world.

  • Complete the Master of International Service and earn specialized mid-career international relations training in as little as 10 months of full time study or 15 months of part-time study.
  • Schedule classes to fit your schedule. Both day and evening classes are available to meet your needs.
  • Combine theory with practice. Our faculty's work on international issues and with national and international organizations is helping to define the practice of international relations in today's global environment.

Internship/Career Opportunities

  • Build on your professional experience. Students with significant work experience can gain academic credit for prior work in international affairs
  • Work with faculty to design an individualized course of study which meets your specific professional development goals.


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