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American University

Department of Literature

Washington, DC

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Literature
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 22

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 visit website: https://www.american.edu/cas/literature/
Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

115
Applied
90
Accepted
19
Enrolled
78%

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 visit website: https://www.american.edu/cas/literature/
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample, statement of purpose, transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, 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

52
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.46%
Black or African American 17.31%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.62%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.92%
Unknown 7.69%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

77
Total faculty
Full-time - 52
Part-time - 25
Male (26)
Female (51)

Location & Contact

Address Battelle Tompkins, Room 237
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8047
United States
Contact Dr. David Pike
Chair, Department of Literature
Email: lit@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2971

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