Program Details

The American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) offers a two-year Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy taught in Paris, France. It is accredited in the United States as an affiliated program of AGS’s partner institution Arcadia Universit
Location:
Paris, France
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
International Relations

Program Overview

Program Description:
The American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) offers a two-year Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy taught in Paris, France. It is accredited in the United States as an affiliated program of AGS’s partner institution Arcadia University (Pennsylvania, USA). The language of instruction is English ; there is no need to speak French to be admitted. The M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS prepares students for a wide range of careers in international affairs, including intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, government, diplomacy, international business, journalism, and academia. An important feature of this program is its multi-cultural character. The French setting of the school, the American system of education, and the diverse faculty and student body all combine to create an international environment and enhance the international experience of students. In addition, as one of the world capitals and the host to many intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and international corporations, Paris offers the ideal setting to study international relations. Curriculum The curriculum blends an academic approach (emphasis on research and theory), with a professional approach reflected in the integration in the curriculum of practical courses taught by practising diplomats and of an internship counting toward the degree. The core courses cover the multiple core disciplines of International Relations : political science, economics, international law, international organizations, and diplomacy. In addition, a wide range of electives allows students to explore other areas of international affairs. Along with the International Relations and Diplomacy coursework, students have the option to take French language courses and receive a diploma of French language studies (DELF) recognized in Europe. Double-Degree Options The American Graduate School in Paris offers a number of dual programs allowing students to earn two degrees in partnership with other institutions. Some of these double-degree programs take place entirely in France, while others feature some time in the US. Dual Program in International Relations and Diplomacy / Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation While studying for their M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS, students may take additional courses at Université Paris-Sud 11 and earn two Master's degrees in two years: • A U.S.-accredited M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy from AGS • A Europe-accredited Master's degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation from UPS 11 This dual program takes place entirely in France, in the Paris area. It requires having an intermediate level of French language by the beginning of the second year of the program in order to follow the courses in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation. Dual Program in International Relations and Diplomacy / International Law Through a partnership with the Université de Cergy-Pontoise Law School, students who complete AGS’s International Relations Master’s program and four additional preparatory courses in International Law (offered at AGS), may be admitted into a one-year LL.M. program in French and European Union Law at the Cergy-Pontoise University, alllowing them to earn two degrees in three years: • A U.S.-accredited M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy from AGS • A Europe-accredited LL.M. (Master of Laws) in French and European Union Law from Université de Cergy-Pontoise This double-degree program takes place entirely in France, in Paris and in the greater Paris area. Both parts of the program are taught in English. Dual Program in International Relations and Diplomacy / International Peace and Conlict Resolution AGS offers a dual Master’s program in partnership with Arcadia University. Students in this dual program spend three semesters in Paris, France, at AGS, and three semesters in the United States, at Arcadia University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and earn two American Master’s degrees: • A US-accredited Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy from AGS • A US-accredited Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from Arcadia University Each program individually would normally take two years to complete. However, through this joint program, students may earn both degrees in three years. The two portions of the program are both instructed in English. More information on the AGS website.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Financial Aid:
Yes
Requirements:
Personal statement ; two letters of recommendation; Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test score; Non-native speakers of English who did not graduate from an English language degree program in an English-speaking country must submit a TOEFL score (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Scholarships:
Yes

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