Program in Journalism and Public Affairs School of Communication American University

Program in Journalism and Public Affairs School of Communication American University

Washington, DC
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
74%
26%
student ratio
39
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
73%
acceptance rate
7 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Print Journalism Master of Arts (MA) [economic communication]
      Master of Arts (MA) [international journalism]
      Master of Arts (MA) [public policy journalism]
    • Broadcast Journalism Master of Arts (MA) [economic communication]
      Master of Arts (MA) [international journalism]
      Master of Arts (MA) [public policy journalism]
    • Interactive Journalism Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 40
    • 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? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

73% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 169
    • Accepted 125
    • Acceptance Rate 73
    • Enrolled 37
  • 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 Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • 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 awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students39
    • Female Percentage74%
    • Male Percentage26%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students39
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty17
    • Full-time Percentage76%
    • Part-time Percentage24%
    • Female Percentage53%
    • Male Percentage47%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchGovernment and media effects of journalistic practices and policies, race and gender and the media, investigative reporting, computer assisted reporting
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Program in Journalism and Public Affairs

School of Communication
American University

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

Prof. Jill Olmsted

Division Director

Phone: 202-885-2010
Email: jolmste@american.edu

Mrs. Sharmeen Ahsan-Bracciale

Graduate Admissions Office

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


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