Department of Public Administration School of Public Affairs American University

Degrees & Award

Programs Offered:
Offers Key Executive Leadership (MPA); Leadership For Organizational Change (Certificate); Non-Profit Management (Certificate); Organization Development (MSOD); Public Administration (MPA, Phd); Public Financial Management (Certificate); Public Management (Certificate); Public Policy (MPP); Public Policy Analysis (Certificate).
Degree Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, Comprehensive Exam; For Doctorate, Comprehensive Exam, Thesis/Dissertation.
Degree Program Information:
Part-Time And Evening/Weekend Programs Available.


Entrance Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, GRE, Statement Of Purpose; 2 Recommendations, Resume; For Doctorate, GRE, 3 Recommendations, Statement Of Purpose, Resume, Writing Sample; For Certificate, Bachelor&Apos;S Degree. 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 30. 810 Applicants, 68% Accepted, 187 Enrolled.

Student Body

Student Population:
206 Full-Time (133 Women), 230 Part-Time (146 Women); Includes 111 Minority (64 African Americans, 3 American Indian/Alaskan Native, 23 Asian Americans Or Pacific Islanders, 21 Hispanic Americans), 29 International.


28 Full-Time (12 Women), 16 Part-Time/Adjunct (4 Women).

Financial Aid

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

Location & Contact

Contact Info
Dr. Robert Durant
Ward Building, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8070
Phone: 202-885-2509
Fax: 202-885-2347

Contact Info
Brenda Manley
Admissions and Financial Aid Manager
Ward Building, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8070
Phone: 202-885-6202
Fax: 202-885-2355

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