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

Degrees & Award

Programs Offered:
Offers Justice, Law And Society (MS, Phd).
Degree Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, Comprehensive Exam, Research; 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, 3 Recommendations, Statement Of Purpose, Resume, Writing Sample. 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. 105 Applicants, 69% Accepted, 41 Enrolled.

Student Body

Student Population:
53 Full-Time (33 Women), 28 Part-Time (21 Women); Includes 16 Minority (5 African Americans, 2 American Indian/Alaskan Native, 3 Asian Americans Or Pacific Islanders, 6 Hispanic Americans), 4 International.


25 Full-Time (12 Women), 22 Part-Time/Adjunct (6 Women).

Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
Fellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career-Related Internships Or Fieldwork, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally Sponsored Loans, And Tuition Waivers (Full And Partial) Available. Financial Award Application Deadline: 2/1.

Location & Contact

Contact Info
Dr. David Pitts
Ward Building, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8043
Phone: 202-885-3655
Fax: 202-885-2907

Contact Info
Brenda Manley
Admissions and Financial Aid Manager
Ward Building, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8043
Phone: 202-885-6202
Fax: 202-885-2355

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