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Department of Literature College of Arts and Sciences American University

  • Washington, DC
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 68%32%
    student ratio
  • 59
    total students
  • $25,920 | $25,920
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 69%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Literature Master of Arts (MA)
    • Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 25
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * 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? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 139
    • Accepted 96
    • Acceptance Rate 69
    • Enrolled 25
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • 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 Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, writing sample
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$25,920
    • Out-of-state tuition *$25,920
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$430.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students59
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students59
    • Part-time Percentage42%
    • Full-time Percentage58%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American13%
    • White / Caucasian48%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander2%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown31%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty69
    • Full-time Percentage65%
    • Part-time Percentage35%
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBritish, American, Irish, Russian, and Third World literature; cinema studies; literary theory; feminist criticism
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Literature

College of Arts and Sciences
American University

Battelle Tompkins, 2nd Floor 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8047
United States

Dr. Johnathan Loesberg

Chair

Phone: 202-885-2998
Fax: 202-885-2938
Email: jloesbe@american.edu

Kathleen Clowery

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 202-885-3621
Fax: 202-885-1505
Email: clowery@american.edu



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