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American University

Division of Journalism

Washington, DC

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Journalism and digital storytelling
Master of Arts (MA) Investigative journalism
Master of Arts (MA) Broadcast journalism
Master of Arts (MA) International journalism

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 32

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 Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

201
Applied
119
Accepted
36
Enrolled
59%

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 February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.29%
Black or African American 30.61%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.12%
Unknown 2.04%

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 4
Male (8)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Government and media effects of journalistic practices and policies; race, gender, and the media; investigative reporting; computer-assisted reporting; data driven journalism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8001
United States
Contact Prof. Amy Eisman
Division Director
Email: aeisman@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2106

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