American University’s MA in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs (EPGA) offers an ethical response to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Founded as part of an effort to deepen the ethical context for international studies, the purpose of this interdisciplinary program is to prepare students broadly in the practical application of ethical theory and policy analysis to complex issues in global affairs. The EPGA program is jointly administered by the Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School for International Service, so students have access to two tremendous faculties to help them synthesize their knowledge of international affairs and ethics.
The GEP degree requires 39 credit hours of graduate coursework and a capstone that can be completed in 2 years (full-time) or up to 6 years (part-time). The curriculum is an interdisciplinary exploration of efforts to advance environmental protection and focuses on natural science, economics, and policy studies. Students will build a thorough and integrated understanding of environmental politics and policy. Through core seminar courses, electives, internships, a substantial research project, and a myriad of events, students learn about and engage with the forces that shape global and international environmental behavior.
The Intercultural and International Communication (IC) program requires 39 credit hours of graduate coursework, including a capstone, that can be completed in two years (full-time) or up to six years (part-time). IC’s innovative curriculum explores the cultural, geopolitical, economic, and technological dimensions of international communication. The program’s interdisciplinary approach is grounded in the idea that global society and international relations are better understood through an analysis of the information and communication systems that shape the evolving geopolitical environment.
This rigorous curriculum combines instruction from renowned practitioners, opportunities for internships and mentoring, and extensive professional training. Beyond building strong theoretical foundations, IC students learn practical approaches to international communication that they can apply to a range of careers in the public or private sector.