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Learn more about the roles of the people who support you in the IR Online program

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Spring 2017 Course Registration

Registration for Spring 2017 has opened and will remain open until the start of classes on January 9th, 2017.

A tentative list of Spring 2017 course offerings can be found below, along with registration instructions and FAQs. Please note that 3-credit classes follow a 15-week schedule beginning January 9, 2017 and ending April 23, 2017. The start/end dates for our one-credit skills institutes will differ. Your Academic Advisors will be your point of contact should you have any questions regarding these course dates, or any other topics related to course curricula, or your degree as a whole. They are available via phone, Skype, or Adobe Connect room Monday-Friday from 8:30am-6:00pm EDT and during after-work hours by appointment, or by email at any time. 

List of official Spring 2017 IR Online course offerings

Spring 2017 Registration Instructions - IR Online

IR Online Add-Drop Registration FAQs


The American University School of International Service offers two fully-online Masters degrees in International Relations: The Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) Online, and the Executive Master of International Service (MIS) Online. Students of both programs are assigned an Academic Advisor when starting the program (to learn which one is yours, click on the "Who is my Academic Advisor" reference link on the right). 

Starting with course planning and your first-semester registration all the way through choosing your concentration, your Academic Advisor will work with you to maximize your time at AU. We can identify academic support resources for you and work with financial aid/student accounts/other offices on campus on your behalf. If you need to add or drop courses, request extensions for particular course work, or take a semester leave for any reason, please don't hesitate to contact us.

This website offers general information about the IR Online program to help students plan and structure their graduate degree. For questions about this information, or to request an appointment with your Academic Advisor, email or call us at  +1 (202) 885-6981 Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm EST.

The IR Online Program Office is located on American University's main campus in Washington DC. To learn more about our on-site staff, visit the About Us page. To learn more about how to apply to the program, visit the Overview page on the main IR Online Program website. 


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Amy Newell
Academic Advisor
Master of International Service (MIS) program
Phone: +1 (202) 885-6522

Julia Throop
Academic Advisor
Master of International Relations (MAIR) program
Phone: +1 (202) 885-6981

For general advising inquiries, send an email to

Who is my Academic Advisor?

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