Department of Government School of Public Affairs American University

Degrees & Award

Programs Offered:
Offers Political Communication (MA); Political Science (MA, Phd); Women, Policy And Political Leadership (Certificate).
Degree Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, Comprehensive Exam; For Doctorate, Comprehensive Exam, Thesis/Dissertation.
Degree Program Information:
Part-Time And Evening/Weekend Programs Available.


Entrance Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, GRE, 2 Recommendations, Statement Of Purpose, Resume; For Doctorate, GRE, Statement Of Purpose, 3 Recommendations, Resume, Writing Sample; For Certificate, Bachelor&Apos;S Degree. Additional Exam Requirements/Recommendations For International Students: Required&Mdash;TOEFL.
Application Deadline:
For Fall Admission, 2/1 For Domestic Students; For Spring Admission, 11/1 For Domestic Students.
Application Fee:
Student Statistics:
Average Age 26. 152 Applicants, 52% Accepted, 31 Enrolled.

Student Body

Student Population:
63 Full-Time (33 Women), 19 Part-Time (14 Women); Includes 17 Minority (8 African Americans, 3 Asian Americans Or Pacific Islanders, 6 Hispanic Americans), 9 International.


34 Full-Time (13 Women), 32 Part-Time/Adjunct (7 Women).

Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
Fellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career-Related Internships Or Fieldwork And Institutionally Sponsored Loans Available. Financial Award Application Deadline: 2/1.

Location & Contact

Contact Info
Dr. Candice Nelson
Ward Building, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8130
Phone: 202-885-2338

Contact Info
Brenda Manley
Admissions and Financial Aid Manager
Ward Building, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8130
Phone: 202-885-6202
Fax: 202-885-2355

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