Additional Degree Option: Master in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation

An American M.A. and a European Master's degree in Three Years

After completing the coursework for the Master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS, Master's students at AGS have the opportunity to apply to AGS's partner program at Université Paris-Saclay, one of the world's top universities (ranked #13 in the 2021 Shanghai ranking). This option allows students to earn two complementary Master's degrees over the course of three years:

  • A U.S.-accredited M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy

  • A Europe-accredited Master's degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation

Description of the Dual Program

M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy

All information on the Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy program can be found here.

Master in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation at Université Paris Saclay 

The Master in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation at Université Paris-Saclay is a one-year program. It takes place in Sceaux, in the greater Paris area, one of the campuses of Université Paris-Saclay.

The objective of the Master's program at Paris-Saclay is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and practical tools to develop strategies of negotiation in diplomacy, which can be applied to both the public and the private sector.

The coursework covers subjects in international law, economics, and political science. It includes seminars, negotiation working groups, occasional guest speakers, and a mock international negotiation exercise. 

Eligibility into the Additional Program Option at Université Paris-Saclay

To be eligible into the Master in Diplomacy and International Negotiation at Université Paris-Saclay, AGS students must meet the following conditions:

  • Be in good academic standing at AGS, with a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

  • Have attained an advanced level of French (C1)

Students who are interested in pursuing this option must first apply to AGS for approval by the school's Academic Committee. While the program at Université Paris-Saclay is highly selective and admits only 40 students out of the 600 application it receives each year, AGS applicants who meet the conditions listed above will be be short-listed for admission and be granted an interview with the program directors. However, please note that admission into the program at Paris-Saclay is not automatically granted, even to those who have been approved by AGS.




Note: The operations and contents of the Master in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation remain under the sole responsibility of the partner institution.


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Patrick Clairzier Haiti-USA
M.A., School of International Relations
Class of 2009

quote leftAfter working in financial services for ten years, AGS has provided me with a platform of different views and new perspectives on world affairs from which to build a new career in international relations.quote right

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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