Online Programs at AU | American University, Washington, DC

American University courses and programs offered by our collective of schools specializing in a variety of different disciplines, available and accessible online. Explore Programs

Helping learners harness their curiosity, realize their purpose, and develop the skills and confidence needed to change the world.

AU Online courses provide an engaging digital learning environment that fosters discussion, student involvement, and personalized attention. Student participation is an integral part of the AU process, preparing students to become active, engaged leaders in any career or pursuit.

At AU, passion becomes purpose. Our curriculum challenges students to combine serious theoretical study with meaningful real-world learning experiences, sharpening their critical skills and becoming agile thinkers.

AU faculty are both world-class academics and serious practitioners. AU Online is facilitated by the same professors that teach on campus, who teach, mentor, and invest in the success of every student.

Built for changemakers on the move, an AU education is available anywhere, anytime. With students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 130 countries, an AU degree is a global experience.

The program found a way to distinguish itself from traditional online courses that depend largely on discussion boards and self-study. Instead the program allowed for students to develop relationships with professors through the online platform, in addition to collaborative assignments, which encouraged relationship-building within my cohort. Make no mistake, it is a challenging program—but that is what I expected from the AU School of International Service brand.

92% of AU graduates with master’s degrees are employed, pursuing an advanced degree, or both within six months of graduation.