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Student support answers questions related to the 2IR Learning Management System, access to course materials, and other technology-related concerns.


Announcements & Deadlines

  • The next Placement Exams will be held March 18-21, 2019. Register for the Tool of Research (TOR) or Economics Placement Exam.

  • Save the date for the Summer 2019 On-campus Immersion: May 3-5, 2019! Not sure what an Immersion is? Visit this page for more details.

  • Continuing and New Students begin registering for Summer 2019 on Monday, March 25 at 12:00 AM. There are no registration assignment times for Summer registration.

    Continuing Degree Students begin registering for Fall 2019 on Thursday, March 28. Check Student Planning for registration assignment time.

    Summer and Fall 2019 New Degree Students begin registering for Fall 2019 on Wednesday, April 17 at TBD. There are no assignment times for New Degree Graduate students.

The American University School of International Service offers two fully-online Masters degrees in International Relations: The Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) Online and the Executive Master of International Service (MIS) Online.

Starting with course planning and your first-semester registration all the way through choosing your concentration, your Academic Advisor will work with you to maximize your time at AU. We can identify academic support resources for you and work with financial aid/student accounts/other offices on campus on your behalf. If you need to add or drop courses, request extensions for particular course work, or take a semester leave for any reason, please don't hesitate to contact us.

The resources found here offer general information about the IR Online program to help students plan and structure their graduate degree. For questions about this information, or to request an appointment with your Academic Advisor, email

The IR Online Program Office is located on American University's main campus in Washington DC.

IR Online Orientation

Students in the IR Online program have access to an academic bootcamp, which guides students through resources, and enables them to refresh, practice, and strengthen their skills in required areas of the degree. 

Any questions regarding the Graduate Education Prep/Resources course should be directed to