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IR Online Academic Advising

These IR Online Academic Advising resources are tailored for our students in the Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)Master of Arts in Social Enterprise (SE), and Master of International Service (MIS) online programs. 

Students in SIS on-campus programs should review the resources at http://www.american.edu/sis/gradadvising/.


The American University School of International Service offers three fully-online Masters degrees in International Relations: The Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) Online, the Master of Arts in Social Enterprise (SE) Online, and the Executive Master of International Service (MIS) Online.

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 ironlineadvising@american.edu 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.

Spring 2018 registration opened in the MyAU Portal for continuing students on Monday, October 23 and will open for new students on November 16, 2017.

Spring 2018 IR Online Course Offerings

Spring 2018 Registration FAQs

Spring 2018 Registration Instructions 

New students for spring 2018 may schedule an appointment beginning November 1. New student registration opens on Thursday, November 16.

MAIR SRP Guidelines, Timeline, and Registration Information

MIS SRP Guidelines, Timeline and Registration Information

Both continuing students and students entering in September 2017 will begin registering for Fall 2017 courses on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and continue through September 18, 2017.

For general academic advising questions, email ironlineadvising@american.edu