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School of International Service Graduate Admissions

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Located in Washington, DC, American University’s School of International Service is ranked consistently among the top ten schools of international relations. More than 3,000 students, from undergraduates to PhD candidates, representing 150 countries, are taught by over 100 full-time faculty. SIS’s policy-practitioner relationships and global university partnerships help to place 80 percent of its students in internships, and enable 40 percent of graduate students, and 80 percent of undergraduates, to study abroad. The School's faculty, practicing adjuncts and interdisciplinary curriculum prepare graduates for global service in government, non-profits and business.

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Request more information about our graduate programs, application requirements and deadlines, and upcoming opportunities to connect with the SIS graduate admissions staff or request more information on our online programs.

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Priority deadlines

MA Programs (on-campus):

Fall: January 15 (applications completed after this date are considered on a space-available basis)

Spring: September 15 (international applicants) | October 1 (domestic applicants)

Executive Master's Program (on-campus):

Fall: July 1 (international applicants) | July 30 (domestic applicants)
Spring: November 1


December 15


Online master's programs, BA/MA, and JD/MA program requirements and deadlines.

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