College of Arts and Sciences American University

College of Arts and Sciences American University

Washington, DC
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
37 Departments and Programs
departments and programs

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Public Anthropology Certificate
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Arts Management Certificate
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Curriculum And Instruction Certificate
      Master of Education (M Ed)
    • Addiction And Addictive Behavior Certificate
    • International Economic Relations Certificate
    • Gender Analysis In Economics Certificate
    • Asian Studies Certificate
    • Nutrition Education Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Women's, Gender, And Sexuality Studies Certificate
    • Public Sociology Certificate
    • Translation: French Certificate
    • Translation: Spanish Certificate
    • Applied Microeconomics Certificate
    • Environmental Assessment Certificate
    • Bilingual Education Certificate
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Psychobiology Of Healing Certificate
    • Translation: Russian Certificate
    • Teaching: ESOL Certificate
    • Teaching: Early Childhood Certificate
    • Teaching: Secondary Certificate
    • Teaching: Elementary Certificate
    • Technology In Arts Management Certificate
    • Computer Science Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Audio Production Certificate
    • International Arts Management Certificate
    • North American Studies Certificate
    • Social Research Certificate
    • Applied Statistics Certificate
    • Psychology: General Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Behavior, Cognition, And Neuroscience Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Anthropology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Economics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • History Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Clinical Psychology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Philosophy Master of Arts (MA)
    • Literature Master of Arts (MA)
    • Biology Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Mathematics Master of Arts (MA)
    • International Economics Master of Arts (MA)
    • TESOL Master of Arts (MA)
    • International Training And Education Master of Arts (MA)
    • Ethics, Peace, And Global Affairs Master of Arts (MA)
    • Audio Technology Master of Arts (MA)
    • Teaching English As A Foreign Language Master of Arts (MA)
    • Art History Master of Arts (MA)
    • Special Education: Learning Disabilities Master of Arts (MA)
    • Sociology Master of Arts (MA)
    • Spanish: Latin American Studies Master of Arts (MA)
    • Game Design Master of Arts (MA)
    • Psychology Master of Arts (MA)
    • Teaching Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
    • Studio Art Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
    • Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
    • Statistics Master of Science (MS)
    • Professional Science: Quantitative Analysis Master of Science (MS)
    • Professional Science: Environmental Assessment Master of Science (MS)
    • Chemistry Master of Science (MS)
    • Professional Science: Biotechnology Master of Science (MS)
    • Environmental Science Master of Science (MS)
    • Health Promotion Management Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 382
    • Doctoral Degrees 38
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 33
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


52% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,672
    • Accepted 876
    • Acceptance Rate 52
    • Enrolled 361
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 credit hours, letter of recommendation, statement of purpose, and resume, unofficial transcript
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, minimum GPA of 3.0 for all graduate work, letter of recommendation, statement of purpose, and resume, unofficial transcript
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1043
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1043
    • Part-time Percentage40%
    • Full-time Percentage60%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American10%
    • White / Caucasian44%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown34%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty612
    • Full-time Percentage58%
    • Part-time Percentage42%
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%

Location & Contact

College of Arts and Sciences

American University

Battelle Tompkins, Room 200 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8012
United States

Dr. Peter Starr


Phone: 202-885-2446
Fax: 202-885-2429

Kathleen Clowery

Associate Director, Graduate Enrollment Management

Phone: 202-885-3621
Fax: 202-885-1505

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