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International Affairs Policy and Analysis

24 months
1866 USD/credit 33588 USD/year
1866 USD/credit 33588 USD/year
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International Affairs Policy and Analysis from American University Washington DC is not your typical international affairs degree.  


International Affairs Policy and Analysis from American University Washington DC is designed specifically to meet the needs of government agencies, private enterprises, and non-profits seeking professionals that provide actionable analysis and options to a range of international and foreign policy problems. This program blends the analytical rigor of traditional international affairs with a consolidated set of hard policy and management skills.


This degree emphasizes career readiness. It is tailored to students seeking governmental positions across fields of international affairs from security and foreign policy to development and peacebuilding. Our degree will also be attractive to employers at international organizations like the World Bank, NATO, or the United Nations, think tanks such as Brookings or CSIS as well as the corporate, consulting sector and non-profits working in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodology and Analytics
  • Leadership and Management
  • Global Policy Analysis
  • Economics and Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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
  • A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is optional. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    33588 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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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