Dual Program in International Relations and Diplomacy / Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation

An American M.A. and a European Master's degree in Two Years

While working toward the Master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS, students may undertake a second degree program in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation, and simultaneously earn two Master's degrees over the course of two years:

  • A U.S.-accredited M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy

  • A Europe-accredited Master's degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation

This double-degree program is offered by AGS in partnership with French University Paris Sud (Sceaux).

Description of the Dual Program

M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy

All information on the Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy program can be found here.

Master in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation at Université Paris Sud

  • The objective of the Master's program at UPS is to provide students with the necessary practical tools and abilities to develop strategies of negotiation in diplomacy, which can be applied to both the public and the private sector.

  • The Master's program at UPS has a dual focus: French and European Diplomacy, and Negotiation.

  • The coursework consists of negotiation working groups, occasional guest speakers, and a simulation trip conducted with the participation of an international organization.

Organization of the Dual Program

AGS students are accepted into the UPS program if they have fulfilled the two following conditions:

  • Being in good academic standing at AGS, with a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

  • Having reached an intermediate level of French by admission into the UPS program.

Students in this dual program complete the full M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy curriculum at AGS, and follow additional courses at UPS along with the AGS coursework during two of the four semesters of the program.

  • Courses at AGS are taught in English. Courses at UPS are taught in French, though assignments can be written in English.

  • The Master's program at UPS lasts one year, and starts in the second or third semester of the AGS Master's program, which allows students to acquire the necessary proficiency in French.

  • The coursework at UPS consists of part-time classes scheduled throughout the year in a way that is compatible with the AGS courseload, and an end-of-year simulation trip that usually takes place at the end of April. Additional field trips or other special projects support the program.

  • AGS courses are held at AGS, on boulevard Raspail in Paris, and UPS courses are held at the UPS campus in Sceaux, 20 minutes from Paris.

Upon completion of both programs' requirements, students earn a French (Europe accredited) Master's degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation in addition to the AGS US-accredited Master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. Note that students will not receive their diploma from Université Paris-Sud unless they graduate from AGS.


More information on the Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation program on the UPS website

More information on the partnership between AGS and UPS



Note: AGS offers this dual program in partnership with Université de Paris Sud . AGS is not responsible for the operations and contents of the Master in Diplomacy and Strategic Negociation part of this dual program, which remain under the sole responsibility of the partner institution.

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Fabian Chima OnyekuruNigeria International Relations
Candidate, Class of 2017

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