Welcome to the Graduate School at The American University of Rome

AUR’s guiding philosophy for the creation of the Master of Arts programs is to focus each program on current critical issues within each discipline. Our M.A. programs are specifically designed to nurture the next generation of knowledgeable, practical and informed problem solvers who will move forward in their chosen fields, prepared to positively address current and future challenges.

Faculty are inspired by a commitment to instill in our students both analytical and engaged attitudes towards the study of the past, the present, and the future. The emphasis placed on intellectual development and transferable skills for both academic and professional, career-orientated goals is a cornerstone of AUR’s M.A. degree programs.

M.A. Food Studies

M.A. Peace Studies

M.A. Sustainable Cultural Heritage

M.A. Arts Management

MORE EVENTS

18 Oct

Sustainable Diets: contending and entangled pathways. A guest lecture by Harriet Friedmann

Thu 10/18, 06:00pm
American University of Rome Auriana Auditorium

24 Oct

Lecture by Professor Lorenzo Nigro: Excavations at Mozia, Sicily

Wed 10/24, 07:00pm
American University of Rome

Why choose AUR for your M.A. degree?

  • AUR is the only university offering U.S. accredited (MSCHE) M.A. programs in Foods Studies, Arts Management, Cultural Heritage and Peace Studies in Europe. AUR is also Title IV eligible and, therefore, participates in Federal Student Loan Programs.
  • The U.S. style, multidisciplinary approach to education, inspired by AUR’s liberal arts core, translates into personalized attention for all members of the graduate community.
  • The limited cohort size (16 per program), allows for hands-on mentoring by professors and Program Directors, from the classroom to the thesis, internship and career-counseling processes.
  • Faculty members hail from a wide range of research, policy and professional experience, and many are currently practicing in their field of expertise. This translates into a classroom experience that is more relevant to a student’s future career. 
  • An international student body gives AUR students the advantage of alternative points of view and further opportunities for exchange -- a truly global experience, both inside and out of the classroom. 
  • Rome is, quite literally, an excellent classroom for on-site learning. AUR’s academic resources, combined with the non-governmental institutions and the cultural and artistic heritage of Rome, Italy, and Europe, present one-of-a-kind opportunities for master’s study, research, and internships.
  • The city of Rome, a capital full of activity, has a relatively low cost of living, more affordable than many U.S. cities and European capitals.

The 15-month programs were designed with professional students in mind: after the first 9 months, students can complete their internships and theses remotely, allowing them to take as little time away from their busy lives as possible. This structure also makes the M.A. more affordable for students who are supporting themselves by limiting the amount of time dedicated strictly to classroom learning.

The Graduate School at The American University of Rome is renowned for fostering students’ critical thinking, their intellectual curiosity, and their pursuit of knowledge, so they can address pressing issues within their disciplines

Anders Vistisen, a member of the European Parliament from Denmark, serves as Vice Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, ERC Coordinator on the Special Committee on Terrorism, and is a member of  the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Dr. Naidu presented a discussion on the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site about 50 km outside of Johannesburg. This site, which is one of eight in South Africa, is the world’s richest hominin site and contains nearly 40% of the world’s fossils of this extinct life form.

The presentation was given as part of the M.A. Food, Environment, and Society course to an audience of not only M.A. in Food Studies students but also several other interested faculty.

Suspicions about the integration of Islam into European cultures have been steadily on the rise, and dramatically so since 9/11. One reason lies in the visibility of anti-Western Islamic discourses of salafi origin, which have monopolized the debate on the "true" Islam, not only among Muslims but also in the eyes of the general population across Europe; these discourses combined with Islamophobic discourses reinforce the so-called incompatibility between the West and Islam.