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American University

Division of Public Communication

Washington, DC

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Political communication
Master of Arts (MA) Advocacy and social impact
Master of Arts (MA) Strategic communication
Master of Arts (MA) Corporate communication and reputation management

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 74

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

241
Applied
144
Accepted
65
Enrolled
60%

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 Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

165
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.85%
Black or African American 15.76%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.61%
Asian 1.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.64%
Unknown 36.97%

Gender

Male (21%)
Female (78%)

Faculty

41
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 18
Male (16)
Female (25)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Litigation and public relations, cross-cultural and intercultural communication, statistical public relations, African-Americans and women in public communication, international public relations
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8001
United States
Contact Ms. Pallavi Kumar
Public Communication Division Director
Email: kumar@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2047

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