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Department of Public Administration School of Public Affairs American University

  • Washington, DC
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 64%36%
    student ratio
  • 436
    total students
  • $25,920 | $25,920
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 68%
    acceptance rate
  • 14 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Master of Public Policy/Juris Doctor (MPP/JD)
      Master of Public Policy/Master of Laws (MPP/LL M)
      Master of Laws/Master of Public Administration (LL M/MPA)
      Master of Public Administration/Juris Doctor (MPA/JD)
    • Public Financial Management Certificate
    • Leadership For Organizational Change Certificate
    • Public Administration Master of Public Administration (MPA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Public Policy Analysis Certificate
    • Organization Development Master of Science in Organizational Development (MSOD)
    • Key Executive Leadership Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    • Public Management Certificate
    • Public Policy Master of Public Policy (MPP)
    • Non-Profit Management Certificate
  • 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 Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
    • 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
    • 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 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

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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