International Relations and Diplomacy

American Graduate School in Paris
Paris, IDF, France


Details at a Glance

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Degrees Offered

M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy
Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy
Certificate in NGO Management
Certificates in Area Studies (Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia)

Our Program

The American Graduate School in Paris is a private, non-profit institution of higher education offering American degrees in Paris, France.

Located in the heart of Paris near the Luxembourg gardens, the American Graduate School in Paris offers American higher education programs to students from around the world.

AGS is a small elite school that combines all of the qualities of a top rate educational institution with an intimate, multicultural learning environment.

AGS was founded in 1994 by three professors and diplomats. The school specializes in International Relations and Diplomacy, as well as other related areas such as International Environmental Politics, Conflict Resolution, Area Studies (Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia), and NGO management.

The programs take advantage of the ideal location of the school in central Paris, which provides opportunities for guest talks, site visits, attendance at international conferences, as well as internship opportunities in some of the international organizations headquartered in the city. AGS is proud of its dedicated and accomplished faculty who are drawn from the large international community of scholars and diplomats in Paris.


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Application Deadline

Two intakes per year: Fall (Sep-Dec) - Application Deadline is June 15; Spring (Feb-June) - Application deadline is November 15. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, and after deadline as space permits.

What Our Students Say

  • Earning a US-accredited degree in Paris gave me the best of both worlds: an excellent education and the kind of exposure to the world of diplomacy only available in a city like Paris. The faculty are distinguished, yet accessible and always ready to help. The small class sizes lead to engaging discussions. I was also able to meet students from many different cultures and backgrounds, giving me a truly international experience.

    Tim Francis, M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy ‘13
  • The strengths of AGS lie in the diverse range of electives it offers, its internship opportunities, its brilliant professors, and its excellent student-to-professor ratio. Paris and Europe add their own advantage to the school, giving students a deep immersion in history, politics and culture.

    Saskshi Mishra, M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy ‘16

Tuition & Financial Aid

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