Public Policy and International Affairs

Requirements: MA in Public Policy & International Affairs

Graduation REQUIREMENTS – Graduate

Requirements and credit counts differ for the various Master’s programs at AUP. 

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 

Course Number Course Name  Prerequisites
GV/PO5008 Economics for Policymaking (2 credits)  
GV/PO5020 Applied Statistics for Public Policy Analysis (2 credits)  
GV5021 Advanced Quantitative Methods for Policy Makers  GV/PO5020
GV/PO5030 Politics and Policy I  
GV5031 Politics and Policy II  GV/PO5030
Select two courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
GV/PO5033 Migration, Law & Public Policy  
GV/PO5035 Energy Economics  
GV5036 Comparative Energy Policies  
GV5067 Aid Flows, Donors' Policies & Recipient Responses  
GV/PO5076 Diversity, Citizenship & Integration  
Select two courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name  Prerequisites
PL/PO5005 Philosophical Foundation of International Relations  
PO5012 Civil Society: International Perspective  
PO5058 Conflict Management  
PO5072 US & World Affairs  
Select three courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
LW5000 International Public Law  
LW5020 Comparative Law  
CM/PO5025 Communication & The Global Public Sphere  
CM/PO5026 Politics & Economics of Global Media  
LW/CM5046 Free Expression & the Media: Policy & Law  
CM/GV5050 Global Advocacy & Public Policy: The Digital Turn  
PO/GV5062 Gouvernance Publique et Gouvernance Mondiale  
LW5080 Women, Conflict Resolution & International Law  



Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
Module 1 Modules are 2 credits each  
Module 2  
Module 3  
Module 4  



Course Number Course Name  Prerequisites
PO5095 Thesis Project (8 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.