Entry requirements

Our application process is simple and straightforward: submit your information, send us your supporting documents, and receive your admission decision within three weeks. Should you be accepted, you will receive a comprehensive information packet and be directed to online resources for admitted students.

Application deadlines

We review completed applications in “rounds” throughout the year. We encourage you to apply early: priority for admission and scholarships is given in earlier rounds.

Fall admission application completion deadline:

  • Round 1 by 1 February
  • Round 2 by 1 April
  • Round 3 after 1 April (based on available spaces)

Spring admission* application completion deadline:

  • Round 1 by September 15
  • Round 2 after September 15 (based on available spaces)

General requirements for graduate programs

A successful application to The American University of Paris requires several supporting documents and sometimes tests. Most can be uploaded directly in your online application. We cannot provide you with a decision until we receive all of your documents.

Online application form

  • Personal statement C.V. or résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts English Language Test (required for some applicants, see website for details)
  • Standardized tests (required for some programs)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

With rapid digitization and globalization, media, cultures, and societies are transforming before our eyes. Technology has made distance nearly irrelevant, the Internet a revolution. Everyone from national governments to NGOs, businesses to individuals, is confronting the swiftly changing terrain.

To explore this exciting landscape—including economic changes and intercultural challenges—we offer a master’s program in the growing field of global communications with the option of three specialized tracks:

The MA in Global Communications (MAGC) program is a 48 credit Coursework and Research Masters consisting of three semesters which can be completed in one calendar year.* The program is composed of four core courses (16 credits) selected from seven core offerings (one of which is mandatory) and six electives (24 credits). The final 8 credits for the completion of the degree requirements are obtained by taking an internship or writing a thesis.

The MAGC program is:

  • Comprehensive. A balance between theory and practice offers the deep theoretical knowledge and hands-on training for a competitive advantage. Critical media research skills plus practical courses in branding, advertising, journalism, public relations, and more are taught by top professionals in the field.
  • Flexible. Interests can evolve as you learn and discover. Our program remains flexible and allows you to adapt your course of study. In addition to the MAGC, you can specialize in one of three tracks: fashion, visual and material culture, or development communications. You conduct individual research and projects and can choose between an internship or thesis as your culminating project.
  • Intimate. Collaboration with fellow students and access and ongoing dialogue with professors inside and out of class are hallmarks of the MAGC program. Because of the small, interactive classes, ours becomes a community. Engaged faculty learn your specific interests and help you make the most of your time here for your personal and career goals.
  • Cosmopolitan. What better place to study global communications than in Paris, one of the world’s great cities? The multicultural and multilingual environment of Paris and AUP enriches your entire academic and social experience. A practicum course in NGO communications is offered in Morocco and study of sustainable development in India complements the classroom experience.
  • Challenging. The Global Communications programs push you to achieve your potential, whether intellectual, professional, or personal. You’ll be put in new environments, have your assumptions challenged, your boundaries stretched, and build the strong skill-set needed for a global career in communications.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A graduate degree is an investment in your career and The American University of Paris provides a financial aid program to help you with that investment. The majority of our financial aid awards range from 25 percent to 50 percent of tuition and the average award amounts to about 30 percent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Creative work100
Professional practice8

Course contact details

Caroline Meyer