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American University Master of Arts in International Affairs: United States Foreign Policy and National Security
American University

Master of Arts in International Affairs: United States Foreign Policy and National Security

Washington, USA

2 Years


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2024

USD 1,922 / per credit



Gain knowledge and skills for a lifetime of foreign policy challenges

The United States Foreign Policy and National Security (USFP) program will prepare you to be an effective international affairs practitioner. We have designed the program 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. Our graduates work in the intelligence community, the White House, executive branch agencies such as the State and Defense Departments, Congress, private sector consulting firms, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations.

Rooted in the wealth of resources the School of International Service provides, the USFP program has a cohesiveness that enables students to find meaningful ways to collaborate with and learn from other students, establish contacts with alumni, and develop lifelong friendships.


Our faculty is a mix of scholars involved in cutting-edge research and practitioners who have held senior positions in government, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations. All are distinguished by their commitment to teaching excellence and engagement with students.

Prime Location

USFP offers a master’s degree at a top-ten international affairs school located at the epicenter of global affairs. Strategically located in Washington, DC, the USFP Program brings the nation’s capital into the classroom. The combination of a large faculty all of whom are actively engaged with the city’s various institutions, alumni committed to supporting current students, and student organizations that support inclusiveness and outreach, gives you access to a wide-ranging network of individuals and organizations that will benefit you during your time in SIS and long after.


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