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IR Online Program Requirements

Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) Online Program, the Master of Arts in Social Enterprise (SE) Online Program, and the Master of International Service (MIS) Online Program each has a specific curriculum and different requirements. This page provides details about each degree and their respective requirements so you can determine which degree is most suitable based on your professional and academic qualifications and goals.

The Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) online degree offers students a strong foundation in the field of international relations as well as the chance to gain specialized expertise through applied concentrations. A multidisciplinary approach exposes students to a rigorous curriculum taught by an outstanding faculty. Through state-of-the art technology, MAIR classes are delivered on an engaging online learning platform to students located around the globe, and combines highly-produced, self-paced content designed by AU faculty with live virtual class sessions.


The MA in International Relations Online requires 39 credit hours of coursework. Students who have previously completed approved macroeconomics and microeconomics coursework may be eligible to waive the SISG-773 Introduction to Economic Theory course (3 cr.), bringing their total number of required credit hours down from 39 to 36.

Components specific to Master of International Relations (MAIR):

Language Requirement 
* On-campus Immersion and Skills Institutes


Visit this page for a sample course of study or read about course descriptions here. Note that some courses are not offered every semester.

The Social Enterprise Master’s program teaches the principles of social entrepreneurship, innovation, and socially responsible business practices. The online Social Enterprise Master’s program combines courses in management and social change to give students the skills and knowledge to successfully launch or thrive within enterprises that advance a social mission.

 

The MA in Social Enterprise Online requires 42 credit hours of coursework. Students who have previously completed approved macroeconomics and microeconomics coursework may be eligible to waive the SISG-773 Introduction to Economic Theory course (3 cr.), bringing their total number of required credit hours down from 42 to 39.

 

See the SE Advising Worksheet here

Required components:

Concentration tracks

Methods requirements 

Components specific to Master of Arts in Social Enterprise (SE):

Language requirement

Professional experience requirement

* On-campus Immersion and Global Social Entrepreneurship

The condensed 30-credit Master of International Service (MIS) Online program is designed exclusively for students with at least nine years of professional experience in the field of international relations. A multidisciplinary approach exposes students to a rigorous curriculum taught by an outstanding faculty. The Master of International Service (MIS) online requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Students can waive up to 6 credits of the program by achieving Advanced Standing. Advanced Standing can be gained through substantial professional experience or prior relevant academic coursework. In the case that a student achieves Advanced Placement, his/her total number of required credit hours may be reduced from 30 to 24.

 

See the MIS Advising Worksheet here

Required components:

Concentration Tracks

Methods Requirements

Capstone Experience

 - MIS Substantial Research Paper (SRP) Guidelines

 - SIS Practicum Program

Components specific to Master of International Service (MIS) Executive Degree:

Advanced Standing/Course Transfer

On-campus Executive Leadership Program

 

Visit this page for a sample course of study and read about course descriptions here. Note that some courses are not offered every semester.