American Graduate School in Paris (AGS)

November 29, 2011

American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) is an independent, private, non-profit American institution of higher education based in Paris, France. The School of International Relations at AGS offers a two-year M.A. program in international relations and diplomacy.The academic standard at AGS is high. The curriculum is both theoretical and practical, and students are required to research, write and defend a thesis of 25,000-35,000 words. French is not required for admission, but it is a graduation requirement and students study French with our partner institution, the Alliance Française, and some earn a recognized diploma in French language studies. As well as earning an M.A. at AGS many of our students enroll in double degree programs that we have with partner universities:

       - M.A. in Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University

       - M.A. in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiations at the Université de Paris XI       

       - LLM at the Université de Cergy-Pontoise


AGS draws students from around the world and the multicultural atmosphere in the classroom is a learning experience in itself. Of course, Paris is an ideal setting for the study of international relations as it is host to so many international organizations, NGOs and embassies, as well as being in proximity to other European capitals. AGS students take full advantage of this wealth of opportunity: guest speakers address them in class, visits are organized and internships are encouraged.


We find that students who have studied with us leave with a deeper understanding of world affairs, as they can now view them from a more international perspective and with a better comprehension of why others do things differently.


If you have students considering graduate school and who would like to add an international dimension to their studies please let them know about the American Graduate School in Paris.Students who would like further information should contact AGS Admissions Officer, Mr. Matthew Delabre: and should also visit the American Graduate School in Paris website:

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