International Affairs, Conflict Resolution and Civil Society Development

Requirements: MA in International Affairs, Conflict

Resolution and Civil Society Development (62 credits)

Graduation REQUIREMENTS – Graduate

Requirements and credit counts differ for the various Master’s programs at AUP. Please note that all requirements from previous years can be found in our archive catalogs.

Graduate students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00. Students with a GPA of less than 3.00 will be placed on probation. Only two grades of C (or C+) may be counted towards an M.A. degree. Students do not earn credit for grades below C.

All courses carry four credits unless otherwise noted. 


Core Courses (8 credits)

Select two courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name
PO/PO5005 Philosophical Foundations of International Relations
PO5012 Civil Society: International Perspective
PO5058 Conflict Management
PO5072 US & World Affairs


Electives (28 credits)

Course Number Course Name
Elective 1 Any course coded LW or PO
Elective 2
Elective 3
Plus four courses at the Sorbonne
Course Number Course Name
External 1 Four courses at the Sorbonne
External 2
External 3
External 4


Modules (12 credits)

Course Number Course Name
Module 1 Modules (2 credits each)
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6


THESIS (14 credits)

Course Number Course Name
PO5095 Research Project (12 credits)
PO5099 Thesis Seminar (2 credits)


Cross-Disciplinary Enrollments 

Depending on individual graduate program requirements, a student may request to take a graduate-level course offered by another department outside the student’s program. Access to such courses is limited on a space-available basis and subject to program director prior approval. However, no more than eight (8) credit hours may be substituted outside the program’s disciplinary base. 


Studying French 

Full-time graduate students may apply to audit one French course per semester. Graduate students who wish to study French may audit one undergraduate course per semester at no additional cost (fall/spring semesters). A placement exam is required to determine the appropriate level. Access to French courses is on a space-available basis. As French is a participatory course, AUP attendance policy applies to French course audits. 

Current graduate students may request to participate in the French Immersion program offered each summer as an auditor. A reduced rate is charged for the immersion, plus a nominal fee to cover the costs of the coffee/croissant break.