AUR’s guiding principles and philosophy for the Master’s programs are to foster the pursuit of knowledge,  critical thinking and intellectual creativity.  While building knowledge, they are inspired by a commitment to address critical societal questions and to instill in students both analytical and engaged attitudes towards the study of the past as well as of the present.  The emphasis placed on  intellectual development and transferable skills and on both academic and professional goals  is a cornerstone of AUR’s Master’s programs.

Why the AUR Graduate School?

  • Small class sizes means individual attention
  • Our Faculty are outstanding leaders in their fields
  • Based in Rome – the crossroads of the ancient and modern world
  • Internship opportunities with high profile international organizations
  • Affordable tuition fees and living expenses

Conferences & Events

Democratizing Food Governance: registration now open

Registration is now open for the Democratizing Food Governance conference. This conference is hosted by The American University of Rome in collaboration with the Economics, Management and Institutions Department of the University of Naples Federico II, the University of Vermont and University College Cork and supported by Fulbright and the European Society for Rural Sociology.

Latest updates from the Graduate School community

  • Agricultural Biodiversity Lecture

    Agricultural Biodiversity Lecture

    The Food Studies Master's Program welcomed two officials from Bioversity International, Senior Scientist, Danny Hunter, and Director of Strategic Partnerships and External Engagement, Richard China, on Monday September 5th. Dovetailing with the program’s Food, Environment and Society [...]

  • Penelope’s Dream: Homer’s Odyssey and the Language of Diving Signs

    Penelope’s Dream: Homer’s Odyssey and the Language of Diving Signs

    On Tuesday, March 1st, Professor Peter Struck, Associate Professor of Classical Studies at of the University Pennsylvania presented a lecture entitled “Penelope’s Dream: Homer’s Odyssey and the Language of Diving Signs”. One of Professor Struck’s [...]

  • Graduate Students present development ideas to ICCROM

    Graduate Students present development ideas to ICCROM

    As part of the course work for CH 507: Fundraising for Cultural Heritage projects, the Cultural Heritage Graduate students developed fundraising proposals for ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of [...]