Department of Government School of Public Affairs American University

Department of Government School of Public Affairs American University

Washington, DC
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
57%
43%
student ratio
82
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
51%
acceptance rate
5 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Women, Policy And Political Leadership Certificate
    • Political Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA) [American politics]
      Master of Arts (MA) [comparative politics]
    • Political Communication Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 25
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 2
    • * 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? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

51% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 152
    • Accepted 79
    • Acceptance Rate 51
    • Enrolled 31
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • 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 November 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, 2 recommendations, and statement of purpose, resume
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, statement of purpose, 3 recommendations, and resume, writing sample
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesbachelor's degree
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students82
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students82
    • Part-time Percentage23%
    • Full-time Percentage77%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian58%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown19%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty66
    • Full-time Percentage52%
    • Part-time Percentage48%
    • Female Percentage30%
    • Male Percentage70%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPolitical leadership, interest groups, politics of regulation, public law, political behavior
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Government

School of Public Affairs
American University

Ward Building 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8130
United States

Dr. Candice Nelson

Chair

Phone: 202-885-2338
Email: cnelson@american.edu

Brenda Manley

Admissions and Financial Aid Manager

Phone: 202-885-6202
Fax: 202-885-2355
Email: bmanley@american.edu


Graduate Schools you might like...

Forgot Your Password?

To reset your password, simply enter your email address in the field below and click the Reset Password button. You will receive an email with a link and instructions to reset your password.

Check your email.

Please check your email and click on the link provided in the message to reset your password.