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International Affairs - United States Foreign Policy and National Security

24 months
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1866 USD/credit 36387 USD/year
1866 USD/credit 36387 USD/year
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About

International Affairs - United States Foreign Policy and National Security from American University Washington DC will prepare you to be an effective international affairs practitioner.  

Overview

International Affairs - United States Foreign Policy and National Security from American University Washington DC aims to enable students to step into a variety of jobs that demand the knowledge and analytic skills of a professional with expertise in US foreign and national security policy.  

Careers

  • US government, such as the State Department, US Congress, and Defense Intelligence Agency

  • Private sector, such as Booz Hamilton, SAIC, and Creative Associates

  • Think tanks and NGOs, such as Brooking Institution, Atlantic Council, and National Endowment for Democracy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic Theory 
  • Foreign Policy: Institutions and Processes 
  • Foreign Policy: Theories of Decision Making
  • International Economics 
  • U.S. Foreign Relations since 1918 
  • Continuity and Change in U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Diplomatic Practice
  • Major Powers and Critical Issues
  • Politics of National Security Budgeting
  • President, Congress, and Foreign Policy
  • U.S. National Security Strategy
  • Defense Politics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

39 alternative credits

39-42 

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS score if non-native English speaker
  • Applicants must hold an accredited bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least a B+ (3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale) and should have had at least 24 credit hours of social science coursework relevant to international studies.
  • A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is optional. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36387 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    36387 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 24 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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