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American University

Department of Economics

Washington, DC

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Overview

American University / Department of Economics is located in Washington, DC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) International economic relations
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Economics
(Certificate) Gender analysis in economics
Master of Arts (MA) International economics
Master of Arts (MA) Economics
(Certificate) Applied microeconomics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 43
Doctoral Degrees 12
Other Advanced Degrees 2

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 GRE; Please visit website: https://www.american.edu/cas/economics/
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

170
Applied
145
Accepted
42
Enrolled
85%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE; Please visit website: https://www.american.edu/cas/economics/
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, resume
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree, statement of purpose, transcripts, resume

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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

164
Total Graduate Students
36%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.1%
Black or African American 4.27%
White or Caucasian 21%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.61%
Unknown 23.78%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (49%)

Faculty

39
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 9
Male (29)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Political economy, development, labor, gender
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Kreeger Room 104
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8029
United States
Contact Dr. Mieke Meurs
Chair, Department of Economics
Email: econ@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-3770

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