Department of Literature College of Arts and Sciences American University

Degrees & Award

Programs Offered:
Offers Creative Writing (MFA); Literature (MA).
Degree Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, Comprehensive Exam.
Degree Program Information:
Part-Time And Evening/Weekend Programs Available.


Entrance Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, GRE, Writing Sample. Additional Exam Requirements/Recommendations For International Students: Required&Mdash;TOEFL.
Application Deadline:
For Fall Admission, 2/1 For Domestic Students.
Student Statistics:
Average Age 28. 139 Applicants, 69% Accepted, 25 Enrolled.

Student Body

Student Population:
34 Full-Time (26 Women), 25 Part-Time (14 Women); Includes 10 Minority (7 African Americans, 1 Asian American Or Pacific Islander, 2 Hispanic Americans), 5 International.


45 Full-Time (28 Women), 24 Part-Time/Adjunct (19 Women).

Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
Fellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career-Related Internships Or Fieldwork, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally Sponsored Loans, And Tuition Waivers (Full And Partial) Available. Support Available To Part-Time Students. Financial Award Application Deadline: 2/1.

Location & Contact

Contact Info
Dr. Johnathan Loesberg
Battelle Tompkins, 2nd Floor, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8047
Phone: 202-885-2998
Fax: 202-885-2938

Contact Info
Kathleen Clowery
Director of Graduate Admissions
Battelle Tompkins, 2nd Floor, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8047
Phone: 202-885-3621
Fax: 202-885-1505

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