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School of International Service, PhD

Elective Coursework 

In addition to the core courses and field concentration, students are also required to take two elective courses, selected in consultation with the Director of Doctoral Studies. Normally, these courses are used to construct a minor concentration or for advanced methods training.


Contact Kasey Neil Petri, the PhD Program Coordinator, at 202-885-6582 or kneil@american.edu

We encourage prospective candidates to visit the University to meet faculty members and current PhD students. To arrange a visit, contact Graduate Admissions at 202-885-1646 or sisgrad@american.edu