Applying to the M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy
AGS admissions are selective, and the Admissions Committee considers applicants from a wide variety of national and educational backgrounds. All M.A. candidates must have completed a Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent. AGS also values language ability and experience with other cultures in its applicants, as well as professional work experience, especially in a field relevant to international relations.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 and GRE score of 303 or above (combined verbal and quantitative scores) and an analytical writing score of 5.0 or above are normally required. The AGS philosophy emphasizes individual consideration for its applicants as well as its students, so exceptions may be made by the admissions committee depending on letters of recommendation, newfound maturity, and other changes in an applicant's outlook.
How to apply
Applicants for admission to the M.A. programs at the School of International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS should submit:
Applicants may also be asked to arrange an interview with a member of the Admissions Committee.
Please note that all documents in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by certified translations. Notarized translations alone will not be accepted. Translations do not replace original documents. Please remember to send both.
All documentation submitted will be confidential. Application materials cannot be returned once submitted to AGS.
Note: Late applications will be considered depending on space available.
After your application
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Notification of admission status will be mailed to the applicant within four weeks of receipt of a completed application. In some cases, AGS may request additional material or an interview.
Candidates who are admitted will be asked to pay a €350 non-refundable deposit in order to confirm their enrollment in the program. This amount will be credited towards the first semester's tuition.
Applicants who are admitted to the program may defer once for up to one year from the semester for which they originally applied.
If the deposit has already been paid when the student defers, a second €350 deposit will be required to re-confirm the student's place for the semester of entry. Both deposits will be credited towards the first semester's tuition.
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Every day the news is filled with stories about foreign leaders, wars, peace talks, and tragedies. Our students learn how to fit together those pieces like a puzzle, and through the lens of international relations, understand the world as it is.