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American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Washington, DC

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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 276
Doctoral Degrees 29
Other Advanced Degrees 27

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 Entrance Exam May vary by program
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,416
Applied
824
Accepted
305
Enrolled
58%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam May vary by program
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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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

832
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.85%
Black or African American 7.93%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.24%
Asian 7.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.4%
Unknown 19.23%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

604
Total faculty
Full-time - 385
Part-time - 219
Male (278)
Female (326)

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

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