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MASTER OF ARTS IN ECONOMICS

Master of Arts in Economics

The online MA in Economics, Applied Economics specialization offers students real-world analysis from today’s most relevant scholars, think tanks, and international organizations – online, anytime. In as little as 19 months, students can earn the credentials needed to make pivotal economic decisions locally, nationally or globally. As one of the only MA in Economics offered online, our robust curriculum includes a capstone experience to help prepare you for a career in a variety of settings. Learn more about the MA in Economics.

Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

Master of Arts in International Relations

The innovative, online Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) degree from American University's School of International Service is part of the International Relations Online program. The MAIR degree offers students a strong foundation in the field of international relations as well as the chance to gain specialized expertise through concentrations in Global Security, International Development, International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and US Foreign Policy and National Security. Learn more at IRonline.american.edu. You can also explore the course listing.

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Master of Arts in Strategic Communication

Yes, we teach professional skills at AU School of Communication. But even more important is that we teach our students how to think. We teach them to think strategically. We teach how to target an audience, how to create a compelling message, how to write persuasively, how to advocate in a changing world of new media and cutting edge technology. Learn more about the MA in Strategic Communication.

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Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

The online MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) program is designed specifically for students interested in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in secondary schools, universities, and private language schools outside of the United States. The program provides state-of-the-art online theoretical instruction and extensive hands-on experience in teaching EFL. Learn more about the MA in TEFL.

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

The Kogod School of Business Online MBA degree offers students full access to our community and resources, while allowing them to take classes anywhere in the world. Our curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for a career in any area of business by building a strong foundation across multiple disciplines. Learn more at onlinebusiness.american.edu.


Master of International Service

The Master of International Service (MIS) is an accelerated executive degree track designed for professionals with nine or more years of experience in the field of international affairs or international service. This executive program helps students broaden their knowledge, enhance their intellectual development, expand their professional effectiveness, and strengthen their international leadership skills and knowledge. As part of the International Relations Online program from American University's School of International Service, the online MIS degree features live, interactive virtual classes, self-paced multimedia coursework, and a required in-person Immersion in Washington, DC. Learn more at IRonline.american.edu.

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Master of Public Administration and Policy

Our Master of Public Administration and Policy degree arms you with the skills and knowledge needed to master the interdependency between public administration, policy and the critical role both play in modern governance. The online MPAP program will help you gain the ability to seamlessly and successfully navigate government’s numerous stakeholders. Learn more about the MPAP program.

Master of Science in Analytics

Master of Science in Analytics

The Kogod School of Business Online MS Analytics degree program offers students flexibility while providing a solid foundation in data analysis and business practices. The interdisciplinary approach produces well-rounded graduates ready to meet challenges with data driven decision making. Learn more at onlinebusiness.american.edu.


Master of Science in Healthcare Management

The online Master of Science in Healthcare Management gives students the advanced knowledge and training in healthcare administration and operations. This program connects analytical and leadership skills, preparing graduates to meet the challenges of the complex and rapidly evolving healthcare industry. Graduates we be ready to pursue careers in traditional and nontraditional health settings and industries. To further ensure the curriculum is current and relevant, a council of professionals on the cutting edge of the healthcare sciences provided advice on competencies, standards and industry trends to ensure that the curriculum is relevant and applicable to the workplace.

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Master of Science in Measurement & Evaluation

Students in the online MS in Measurement and Evaluation program will gain a universal framework for collecting, analyzing and using data to determine project effectiveness and efficiency. They will graduate with the leadership and practical assessment skills needed to evaluate projects in the corporate, nonprofit and governmental spheres. The online program is taught by professionals with over 20 years of experience who remain active in the field and an advisory council comprised of leading practitioners in planning and evaluation has provided input on competencies, standards and industry trends.

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Master of Science in Nutrition Education

The online MS in Nutrition Education gives students the advanced knowledge and skills to help positively affect the lives of others through nutritional awareness, community programs and ongoing education. Graduates obtain advanced credentials to help secure a position in a variety of settings, including health care and education. This program affords the opportunity to apply for certification as a Certified Nutrition Specialist with additional science coursework and field experience. Learn more about the MS in Nutrition Education.

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Master of Science in Sports Analytics & Management

The Master of Sports Analytics & Management prepares students with the analytical skills to measure the impact that technology is having in sports. Graduates will be equipped with skills and industry expertise to pursue roles in new and emerging areas of sports including performance data analytics, interactive spectatorship, mobile technology, fantasy sports, e-sports gaming and virtual reality. To further ensure the curriculum is current and relevant, a council of sports industry professionals provided advice on the field-specific knowledge and skillsets that graduates of current sports management programs are lacking, leading to this program’s focus on sports analytics and the strategic management of sports enterprises that are evolving in response to technology and innovation.

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Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management

Increase your skills to manage and evaluate the new challenges and opportunities in a complex healthcare field with an Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management. In as little as 6-8 months, gain critical industry knowledge through four courses focused on the evaluation of healthcare delivery methods, processes, and technology innovation.

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Online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring & Evaluation

Now more than ever, organizations seek more accountability for the funds they provide to development projects. Expand your monitoring and evaluation skillset quickly with an online Graduate Certificate in Project Management & Evaluation. In 6-8 months, gain critical knowledge through four courses focused on principles of evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and evaluation approaches & designs.

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Online Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics and Management

Use analytics and new technologies to evaluate next generation opportunities in sports with an Online Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics and Management. In 6-8 months, gain critical knowledge through four courses focused on the strategic management of sports organizations, sports analytics and evaluation, and digital technology influencing the sports industry.