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The Graduate School at The American University of Rome offers U.S. accredited Master Degree programs for both full and part-time students. Our program schedule has been designed with working professionals in mind - the majority of courses are conducted in the afternoon/evening and are designed specifically to help promote your career development.
Full-time students can complete our M.A.s in just fifteen months (2 semesters of full-time course work and 1 semester of thesis research/writing), while part-time students tend to take around thirty months (4 semesters of part-time course work and 1 semester of thesis research/writing).

The Graduate School currently offers 3 well-established Master degree programs

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.


  • 18:00
    Check-in & Registration
  • 18:15 - 18:30
    Welcome from the Dean Dr. Genevieve S. Gessert  
  • 18:30 – 19:30
    Our Master Programs: presentations from Program Directors and current students  
    MA Food Studies - Dr. Maria Grazia Quieti
    MA Peace Studies - Dr. Alessandro Mulieri
    MA Sustainable Cultural Heritage - Dr. Valerie Higgins
  • 19:30 - 20:00
    Aperitif with Directors, M.A. students, and members of staff/faculty

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