American University

School of International Service

Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - International Relations, - M.A. in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs offers an ethical response to contemporary global problems. This interdisciplinary program, offered jointly by International Peace and Conflict Resolution in the School of International Service and the Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences, prepares students broadly in the practical application of ethical theory and policy analysis to difficult ethical choices in global affairs, and specifically to the dynamics of war, peace, and conflict resolution. Hallmarks of the curriculum include: interdisciplinary inquiry, solid grounding in the foundational concepts and issues of both philosophical ethics and international affairs, practical applications of ethical and policy analysis to contemporary social problems in global affairs, and interactive teaching utilizing case studies, simulations, interactive exercises, and intensive class discussion.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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