School of Communication American University

School of Communication American University

Washington, DC
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
66%
34%
student ratio
391
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
60%
acceptance rate
8 Departments and Programs
departments and programs

Departments & Programs


Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Communication Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 185
    • Doctoral Degrees 3
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

60% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 604
    • Accepted 366
    • Acceptance Rate 60
    • Enrolled 196
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students391
    • Female Percentage66%
    • Male Percentage34%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students391
    • Part-time Percentage59%
    • Full-time Percentage41%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American24%
    • White / Caucasian47%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown18%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty39
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNew communication technology, documentaries and public broadcasting, litigation and public relations, dissident media, race and gender and the media, international journalism and human rights, social media
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

School of Communication

American University

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001
United States

Jeffrey Rutenbeck

Dean

Phone: 202-885-2058
Fax: 202-885-2099
Email: jeff@american.edu

Mrs. Sharmeen Ahsan-Bracciale

Director of Graduate Services

Phone: 202-885-2040
Fax: 202-885-2019
Email: sharmeen@american.edu


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