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School of International Service, PhD

Responsible Conduct of Research Training (RCR)

All research, including dissertations, must conform to the highest ethical and professional standards. Before a student is allowed to defend their prospectus, they must submit certification of successful completion of Responsible Conduct of Research training. This is accomplished through the on-line course developed by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and can be accessed at www.citiprograms.org/Default.asp. Further instructions for completing this training can be found at www.american.edu/research/rcr.


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