Cancel Forgot Password?

Department of Justice, Law and Society School of Public Affairs American University

  • Washington, DC
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 67%33%
    student ratio
  • 81
    total students
  • $25,920 | $25,920
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 68%
    acceptance rate
  • 3 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Criminal Justice And Criminology Master of Science (MS)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 24
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • 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? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required and research
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

68% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 105
    • Accepted 72
    • Acceptance Rate 68
    • Enrolled 41
  • 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, 3 recommendations, statement of purpose, and resume, writing sample
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$25,920
    • Out-of-state tuition *$25,920
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution 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 insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students81
    • Female Percentage67%
    • Male Percentage33%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students81
    • Part-time Percentage35%
    • Full-time Percentage65%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian47%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native3%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown29%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty47
    • Full-time Percentage53%
    • Part-time Percentage47%
    • Female Percentage38%
    • Male Percentage62%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchMental health, court management
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Justice, Law and Society

School of Public Affairs
American University

Ward Building 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8043
United States

Dr. David Pitts

Chair

Phone: 202-885-3655
Fax: 202-885-2907

Brenda Manley

Admissions and Financial Aid Manager

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



Graduate Schools you might like...

Advanced Search Options

Search your needs below, and view information about the schools that meet those needs by clicking "Search."
Step 1: Select Subject Area(s)
Step 2: Select Program(s) that Interest You
Complete step 1 before selcting a major
Step 3: Select Location
Complete step 1 and 2 before selecting a location
Step 4: Select Degree Level
Search

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.