International Relations and Diplomacy

American Graduate School in Paris
Paris, France


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $50
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $20,000
  • Financial Aid Available

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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 is a private, non-profit institution of higher education offering US graduate degrees and study abroad in Paris, France.

Located in the center 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 "boutique" school that concentrates all of the quality of a top rate educational institution in an intimate, multicultural learning environment.

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

The programs take advantage of the school's ideal location in Paris for the study of these disciplines, with a top-rate faculty drawn from the international community of scholars and diplomat in Paris, as well as through guest talks, site visits, and internship opportunities in the international organizations headquartered in Paris.


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $50


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  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt Resume
  • checkbox-alt For non-native speakers of English : TOEFL or IELTS score (waived for students who have previously graduated from an Anglophone university)

Application Deadline

Two intakes per year: Fall (Sep-Dec) - Application Deadline 15 July; Spring (Feb-June) - Application deadline 15 December

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 40 Students

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 ‘85
  • 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

  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $20,000

Additional Information

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  • checkbox-alt Participating institution in the Title IV Federal Loan program and VA benefits program
  • checkbox-alt Tuition is charged in Euros: €38238 in total for the two-year M.A. program, €40,204 in total for a 3-year programn total for the Ph.D. program

Location & Contact

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