Program Offering Overview

For students interested in pursuing or advancing their career in international affairs, whether in government, international organizations, nonprofit, or international business, the American Graduate School in Paris offers programs specializing in international relations, diplomacy, international business, and related areas. Two types of programs are available: degree programs (at the graduate level only) and part-time non-degree programs, including certificate programs and study abroad in Paris.

All classes are taught at the American Graduate School in Paris, in the center of Paris, and open to students from all backgrounds and nationalities. The language of instruction is English, so you do not need any prior knowledge of French to apply - you then have the opportunity to learn French along with your curriculum.

The AGS experience combines the interactive methods and internationally recognized excellence of US higher education with the rich resources of France and Europe, in an intimate and personalized learning environment.

Full degree programs (at the graduate level only)

The courses carefully balance academic with practical approaches in order to make you fully prepared to successfully enter the professional arena. The curricula are both rigorous and flexible, allowing you to tailor the program of your choice around your particular interests and career objectives through course electives, certificates, dual degree options, internship opportunities, and study abroad experiences that further internationalize your experience.

Dual degree options

The dual programs combine the M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy with one of the following programs, allowing you to earn two Master's degrees:

Part-time graduate certificate programs

  • NGO Management

  • African Studies

  • Asian Studies

  • Middle Eastern Studies

  • Other tailored certificates based on our course offering

More information on Graduate Certificates

Study abroad in Paris

Study abroad programs are available both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Students enrolled at another university can spend a summer (undergraduate level only), a semester, or a full year in Paris, taking accredited courses to be transferred back to their home university. Students from all countries are welcome.

Study abroad programs


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The M.A. in International Relations program is fully accredited in the U.S.:

by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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