School of Communication American University

Washington, DC
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
64%
36%
student ratio
376
total students
$25,920 | $25,920
in-state | out-of-state tuition
February 1
fall application deadline
63%
acceptance rate
8 Departments and Programs
departments and programs

Departments & Programs


Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Communication Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 185
    • 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? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

63% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 685
    • Accepted 435
    • Acceptance Rate 63
    • Enrolled 200
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st April 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 15th November 15th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • 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
    • In-state tuition *$25,920
    • Out-of-state tuition *$25,920
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution 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 institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students376
    • Female Percentage64%
    • Male Percentage36%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students376
    • Part-time Percentage53%
    • Full-time Percentage47%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American17%
    • White / Caucasian53%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown22%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty44
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNew communication technology, documentaries and public broadcasting, litigation and public relations, dissident media, race and gender and the media, international journalism and human rights, social media
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

School of Communication

American University

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001
United States

Larry Kirkman

Dean

Phone: 202-885-2058
Fax: 202-885-2099
Email: larry@american.edu

Mrs. Sharmeen Ahsan-Bracciale

Director of Graduate Services

Phone: 202-885-2040
Fax: 202-885-2019
Email: sharmeen@american.edu


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