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American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Washington, DC

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American University

Overview

American University / College of Arts and Sciences is located in Washington, DC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
(Certificate)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts in Teaching/Master of Arts (MAT/MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 383
Doctoral Degrees 38
Other Advanced Degrees 31

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,607
Applied
990
Accepted
373
Enrolled
62%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 for all graduate work, letter of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume, unofficial transcript; interviews (for some programs)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$30,246
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

1,025
Total Graduate Students
46%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
53%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.05%
Black or African American 11.8%
White or Caucasian 49%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 3.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.34%
Unknown 15.71%

Gender

Male (31%)
Female (68%)

Faculty

610
Total faculty
Full-time - 385
Part-time - 225
Male (277)
Female (333)

Location & Contact

Address Battelle Tompkins, Room 200
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8012
United States
Contact Dr. Peter Starr
Dean
Email: pstarr@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2446
Fax: 202-885-2429