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

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20 Nov

Social Change in the Data Society, with Dr. Doug Specht

Tue 11/20, 07:00pm
American University of Rome

21 Nov

26 Nov

Syria and Iraq: The (Post) Conflict Scene

Mon 11/26, 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

The Anthropology of Food course took its first field trip of the fall 2018 semester to a perhaps surprising venue: McDonald’s. On October 19, the M.A.

The AUR Center for Food Studies welcomed Richard China, Director of Strategic Partnerships and External Engagement at Bioversity International, to discuss his organization’s work on October 11, 2018.

Longtime friend of the AUR Center for Food Studies Dr. Harriet Friedmann held a guest lecture entitled “Sustainable Diets: Contending and Entangled Pathways” on October 18, 2018. Dr.

The week of October 15-19, 2018, the M.A. Food Studies students had a unique opportunity to attend the 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), an annual conference hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).