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American University

Department of World Languages and Cultures

Washington, DC

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Overview

American University / Department of World Languages and Cultures is located in Washington, DC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Teaching English as a foreign language
Master of Arts (MA) Spanish: Latin American studies
Master of Arts (MA) Teaching English to speakers of other languages
(Certificate) Translation: French
(Certificate) Translation: Spanish
(Certificate) Translation: Russian
(Certificate) Teaching English to speakers of other languages

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Other Advanced Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE; Please see website:https://www.american.edu/cas/wlc/
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

51
Applied
45
Accepted
13
Enrolled
88%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE; Please see website:https://www.american.edu/cas/wlc/
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample, 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
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
28%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.43%
Black or African American 8.57%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.86%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Faculty

67
Total faculty
Full-time - 41
Part-time - 26
Male (15)
Female (52)

Location & Contact

Address Gray Hall, Room 103
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8045
United States
Contact Dr. Brenda Werth
Chair, World Languages and Cultures
Email: wlc@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2381

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