Department of Public Administration School of Public Affairs American University

Department of Public Administration School of Public Affairs American University

Washington, DC
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
56%
44%
student ratio
417
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
72%
acceptance rate
15 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Organization Development Certificate [leadership for organizational change]
      Master of Science in Organizational Development (MSOD) [organization development]
    • Public Administration Certificate [nonprofit management]
      Certificate [public financial management]
      Certificate [public management]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [public administration]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [key executive leadership]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [public administration]
    • Public Policy Certificate [public policy analysis]
      Master of Public Policy (MPP) [public policy]
    • Master of Laws/Master of Public Administration (LL M/MPA)
      Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP)
      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)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 155
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 14
    • * 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

72% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 674
    • Accepted 492
    • Acceptance Rate 72
    • Enrolled 148
  • 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 May 1st Yes
    • 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, and resume, transcript
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, 3 recommendations, statement of purpose, resume, and writing sample, transcript
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesbachelor's degree
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

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 availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students417
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students417
    • Part-time Percentage48%
    • Full-time Percentage52%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American17%
    • White / Caucasian49%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian8%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander1%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown16%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty46
    • Full-time Percentage57%
    • Part-time Percentage43%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%

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. Alison Jacknowitz

Department Chair

Phone: 202-885-2137
Fax: 202-885-2347
Email: jacknowi@american.edu

Brenda Manley

Director, Graduate Admission

Phone: 202-885-6202
Fax: 202-885-2353
Email: bmanley@american.edu


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