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School of International Service, PhD

PhD in International Relations
Degree Requirements

The PhD in International Relations requires:

List of Course Requirements in Chronological Order

In addition, all students are required to abide by the American University Graduate Academic Regulations.

SIS in the Polish Press

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SIS doctoral candidate, Ela Rossmiller, was recently profiled in the Polish press for her volunteer work educating youth in rural Poland about American culture. The article is available here.

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Contact Kasey Neil Petri, the PhD Program Coordinator, at 202-885-6582 or

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