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A Regional Hub for Enlightened Governance

At GAPP, we graduate the next generation of public leaders. Our blended learning approach couples theoretical know-how with technical skills to enable graduates to function in a multi-media world.

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy prepares its graduates to take the lead in shaping the future of their nations and the world at large, with a strong belief in the interaction of international and public affairs, an unwavering commitment to ethics and the rule of law, and a recognition of the unique role that the media play in shaping public policy.

GAPP provides policy students with a practical and multidisciplinary understanding of the world around them. We are here to bridge the gap between diverse viewpoints and to critically examine both the theory and practice of public policymaking while seeking innovative ways to approach policy-making locally, regionally, and internationally.

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Majors and Minors


Dual Degrees


Undergraduate Student Enrollment


Alumni of 60 Different Nationalities



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BA in Communication and Media Arts (CMA)

The new major in communication and media arts (CMA) combines solid communication skills with emerging technologies to prepare students for careers in communication and media or for advanced study. Today’s communication and media professionals need to have a broad background in both traditional and new media and to understand the impact of the convergence of these media on society.
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BA in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC)

Integrated marketing communication (IMC) is the integration of all marketing communication tools under one strategic communication focus. It takes all communication tools from working in isolation to complementing each other, with the objective of communicating one unified message from the organization (or the brand) to its target consumers. 
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BA in Multimedia Journalism (MJ)

The journalism major involves the merging of the current print and broadcast sequences into a single (multimedia) journalism stream that exposes students to, and provides them with, basic skills for operating on all journalistic “platforms,” e.g. print, broadcast and the Internet.
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BA in Middle East Studies

Middle East Studies is an interdisciplinary program. Middle East Studies courses are taught by faculty members from Anthropology, Arabic Studies, Economics, History, Management, Political Science, and Sociology.
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Gender Studies Minor

The minor in gender studies program provides students with basic knowledge of gender concepts and theory from a cross-cultural perspective.
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Global and Public Affairs Minor

The minor in global and public affairs is designed to give undergraduate students a deeper appreciation of the challenges in organizing the state and public management in a global context.
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American Studies Minor

Students investigate the history of the United States, synthesize various areas of knowledge, and develop learning and research strategies needed for analysis of persistent historical questions and contemporary national and international events.
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Journalism and Mass Communication Minor

Journalism and Mass Communication JRMC plays a major role in developing the region’s print, advertising and broadcast media. The program immerses its students in the industry to become perfectly in tune with the challenges and expectations they are to face.
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Arabic Writing and Reporting

The Arabic Writing and Reporting minor develops essential Arabic language skills appropriate to a variety of professional and community contexts.
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Dual Degree: Political Science (B.A.) and International Human Rights Law and Justice (M.A.)

The Law Department also offers a dual degree which combines a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Human Rights Law and Justice. This dual degree creates a synergy between the existing BA in Political Science and MA in IHRLJ.
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Miriam IMC

As a JRMC, Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) student, both practical and theoretical aspects were an integral part of my education that made me who I am today. Being an AUC alumna, has opened numerous doors for me within the marketing and advertising job market.  

Miriam Ibrahim ’19, Integrated Marketing and Communications - Highest Honors
Communications Associate, The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)-
Rawan Lasheen

GAPP isn't just a school that gives you the needed learning experience; it is a community that you become part of and it pushes you toward achieving your goals. Teaching through hands-on experience, preparing you to face all your career challenges, never forgetting its alumni and where they're so far in their dreams are all qualities of the GAPP School at AUC

Rawan Lasheen'15, Communication and Media Arts
Member of the Egyptian Parliament 2021-2026
Deena Sabry

As an MMJ student, I gained the practical and theoretical skills that equipped me for my graduate studies. The faculty’s guidance and support helped me become a well-rounded journalist. My time at The Caravan especially provided me with a real-life newsroom experience that taught me the ins and outs of the industry and gave me an edge in the job market. It’s something that still comes up in conversations with editors and recruiters to this day. 

Deena Sabry '18, Journalism and Mass Communication: Multimedia Journalism (MMJ)
Former Managing Editor of The Caravan

GAPP Programs Ranking

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) once again scores highly in regional educational rankings. Based on the analysis of educational offerings of approximately 4000 schools and universities in 154 countries, the Eduniversal Best Masters ranking has awarded GAPP with several “Best Masters” rankings for 2021. GAPP congratulates its faculty, staff, and students as well as the AUC community as a whole on these achievements and wishes them continued success and excellence.

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