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American University

Department of Psychology

Washington, DC

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Psychobiology of healing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Clinical psychology
(Certificate) Addiction and addictive behavior
Master of Arts (MA) Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Behavior, cognition, and neuroscience

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 23
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test; Please website: https://www.american.edu/cas/psychology/
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

452
Applied
60
Accepted
25
Enrolled
13%

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 General Test, GRE Subject Test; Please website: https://www.american.edu/cas/psychology/
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, 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

87
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.9%
Black or African American 8.05%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 13.79%
Unknown 5.75%

Gender

Male (12%)
Female (87%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 5
Male (15)
Female (13)

Location & Contact

Address Asbury Hall, Room 321
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  22016-8062
United States
Contact Dr. David Haaga
Department Chair
Email: psychology@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-1710

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