Washington College of Law American University

Washington College of Law American University

Washington, DC
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
July 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
6 Departments and Programs
departments and programs

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Judicial Sciences Doctor of Juridical Sciences (SJD)
    • Law Juris Doctor (JD)
    • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Laws (JD/LL M)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
      Master of Laws/Master of Business Administration (LL M/MBA)
      Master of Laws/Master of Information Systems (LL M/MIS)
      Master of Laws/Master of Public Administration (LL M/MPA)
      Master of Laws/Master of Public Policy (LL M/MPP)
    • Information Justice And Intellectual Property Master of Laws (LL M)
    • International Human Rights And Humanitarian Law Master of Laws (LL M)
    • Law And Government Master of Laws (LL M)
    • Advocacy Master of Laws (LL M)
    • International Legal Studies Master of Laws (LL M)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 142
    • Doctoral Degrees 512
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * 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 Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


28% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 6,324
    • Accepted 1,776
    • Acceptance Rate 28
    • Enrolled 316
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st May 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesstatement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation, and transcripts, resume
    • Doctoral's DegreesLSAT, transcript, letters of recommendation
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, IELTS required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1705
    • Female Percentage58%
    • Male Percentage42%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1705
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Full-time Percentage75%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino13%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian41%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown31%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty256
    • Full-time Percentage37%
    • Part-time Percentage63%
    • Female Percentage37%
    • Male Percentage63%

Location & Contact

Washington College of Law

American University

Room 507 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8181
United States

Claudio Grossman


Phone: 202-274-4004
Fax: 202-274-4005
Email: grossman@wcl.american.edu

Harry Lappin

Associate Director, Graduate Admissions

Phone: 202-274-4110
Fax: 202-274-4005
Email: llm@wcl.american.edu

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