Department of Public Administration and Policy School of Public Affairs American University

Department of Public Administration and Policy School of Public Affairs American University

Washington, DC
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
64%
36%
student ratio
436
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
68%
acceptance rate
14 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Public Financial Management Certificate
    • Leadership For Organizational Change Certificate
    • Public Management Certificate
    • Non-Profit Management Certificate
    • Public Policy Analysis Certificate
    • Public Administration Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    • Master of Laws/Master of Public Administration (LL M/MPA)
      Master of Public Administration/Juris Doctor (MPA/JD)
      Master of Public Policy/Juris Doctor (MPP/JD)
      Master of Public Policy/Master of Laws (MPP/LL M)
    • Key Executive Leadership Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    • Public Policy Master of Public Policy (MPP)
    • Organization Development Master of Science in Organizational Development (MSOD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 193
    • Doctoral Degrees 8
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 10
    • * 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
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

68% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 810
    • Accepted 551
    • Acceptance Rate 68
    • Enrolled 187
  • 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, statement of purpose; 2 recommendations, resume
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, 3 recommendations, statement of purpose, 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, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students436
    • Female Percentage64%
    • Male Percentage36%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students436
    • Part-time Percentage53%
    • Full-time Percentage47%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American16%
    • White / Caucasian55%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown15%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty44
    • Full-time Percentage64%
    • Part-time Percentage36%
    • Female Percentage36%
    • Male Percentage64%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchUrban management, conservation politics, state and local budgeting, tax policy
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Public Administration and Policy

School of Public Affairs
American University

Ward Building 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8070
United States

Dr. Robert Durant

Chair

Phone: 202-885-2509
Fax: 202-885-2347
Email: durant@american.edu

Brenda Manley

Admissions and Financial Aid Manager

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


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