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Earn Your Master’s in International Relations & Global Security Online

Political, economic, and cultural tensions, as well as threats to peace, human rights, and prosperity worldwide underscore the importance of international relations. With a MA in International Relations and Global Security from American Public University (APU), you engage in key debates related to world order, diplomacy, and international law and your insight into the role of various state and non-state international actors is deepened.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

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For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Wide-Ranging Scope

The program allows you to develop broad, integrated knowledge of international studies, international affairs, and conflict resolution, undertaking a comparative study of complex international systems.

Comprehensive Curriculum

International relations theory, political systems, international organizations, conflict resolution strategies, and the evolving discipline of global security are program focal points. To meet your professional goals, you will choose a concentration.

Real-World Knowledge

Distinguished faculty enrich your learning with their extensive real-world knowledge from leadership roles in the Department of Defense, State Department, NGOs, and the military.

Peer Engagement

You will learn alongside fellow working professionals who bring unique insights from their roles with military, intelligence, homeland security, and other service-driven communities.

Core Skill-Building

The program sharpens your written and oral communication skill while enhancing your problem solving and collaborative teamwork capabilities.

No Entrance Exams

Begin your studies quickly. This Master of Arts in International Relations program requires no GMAT™ or GRE® entrance exams, and the program starts monthly, putting you in control.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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