24
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

American University / Division of Communication Studies is located in Washington, DC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Media industries and institutions
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Media, technology, and culture
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Media, public issues, and engagement

Degrees Awarded

Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

136
Applied
9
Accepted
6
Enrolled
7%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$90,000
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

24
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.5%
Black or African American 8.33%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (58%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time (6)
Part-time (2)
Male (4)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Public policy advocacy; social impact of mass media and communication policies; science, health, and environmental communication; intercultural and international strategic communication
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8001
United States
Contact Prof. Kathryn Montgomery
Division Director
Email: kcm@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2680
Fax: 202-885-2099