American University

School of International Service

Dual Degree Master's Program with Korea University


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - International Affairs;M.A. - International Studies;M.A. - Korean Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

DMDP with Korea University’s Graduate School of International Studies How it works: • After being admitted to SIS, students spend their first academic year on major field requirements. In late April students will officially apply to Korea University by submitting an application, transcript from the first semester at AU, Statement of Purpose (in English), copy of passport and financial documents. • Students will receive acceptance packets in early July and orientation at KU takes place in late August. • Students work closely with advisors (and financial aid, if applicable) to plan what they will register for and when while they are away. Students can transfer up to 21 credits to their KU degree. AU will transfer back 15 credit hours to the SIS degree. Students pay AU for tuition What you will study: There are two main courses of study at KU’s Graduate School of International Studies: • Department of International Studies which includes core courses in International Commerce, International Finance, International E-Commerce, International Organizations, International Security, and Area Studies • Department of Korean Studies which includes core courses in Law & Politics, Economy & Business, and Society & Culture. Students are also required to pass the Korean Language Exam to graduate. ***A thesis must be completed for both programs of study at KU, in addition to the research requirement at AU***


Accreditors Approved by U.S. Secretary of Education:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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