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American University

Department of Sociology

Washington, DC

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Sociology
(Certificate) Public sociology
(Certificate) Social research

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Other Advanced Degrees 1

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/psychology/
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19
Applied
16
Accepted
6
Enrolled
84%

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/psychology/
Master's 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
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

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

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 14.29%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7.14%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (28%)
Female (71%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 7
Male (7)
Female (14)

Location & Contact

Address Watkins, Room 111
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  22016-8072
United States
Contact Dr. Gloria Young
Department Chair
Email: socio@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2475

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