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Summer/Fall 2017 Course Registration

Both continuing students and students entering in May 2017 will begin registering for Summer 2017 courses on Monday, March 27, 2017. Registration for courses beginning September 5, 2017 will open in early June 2017 and continue through September 18, 2017. All students seeking to register for the Summer 2017 On-campus Immersion should refer to the Registration Form located on the IR Online Immersion page.

List of Tentative Summer 2017 Course Offerings

Summer 2017 Registration Instructions

Summer/Fall 2017 Registration FAQs


Spring 2017 Add/Drop and Late Registration

Open registration for Spring 2017 courses ended on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Registration changes made after this date may carry financial and academic implications. Students who would like to make late registration changes should contact the Academic Advising office with their request at

A list of registration instructions and FAQs can be found below. 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. 

Spring 2017 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


Schedule a 30 minute appointment with Amy

Julia Throop

Academic Advisor

Master of International Relations (MAIR) program

Phone: +1 (202) 885-6981


Schedule a 30 minute appointment with Julia

For general advising inquiries, send an email to

Who is my Academic Advisor?

Student Academic Advisor assignment breakdown

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Compare MIS and MAIR Curriculum

MIS MAIR curriculum comparison

How does the curriculum requirements for the two programs stack up against each other?

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Which Immersion Course Do I Need?

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Learn more about the people in IR Online office

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