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American University

School of Public Affairs

Washington, DC

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Overview

American University / School of Public Affairs is located in Washington, DC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Laws/Master of Public Administration (LL M/MPA)
Master of Science in Organizational Development (MSOD)
Master of Public Policy/Juris Doctor (MPP/JD)
Master of Public Policy/Master of Laws (MPP/LL M)
Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
Master of Public Administration/Juris Doctor (MPA/JD)
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Science (MS)
(Certificate)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 267
Doctoral Degrees 10
Other Advanced Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam Please visit the website: https://www.american.edu/spa/
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,049
Applied
755
Accepted
269
Enrolled
72%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Please visit the website: https://www.american.edu/spa/
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, 2 recommendations, resume, transcript
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 recommendations, statement of purpose, resume, writing sample, transcript

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

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

Student Body

718
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.15%
Black or African American 11.56%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.56%
Asian 4.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 2.79%
Unknown 22.7%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

190
Total faculty
Full-time - 95
Part-time - 95
Male (124)
Female (66)

Location & Contact

Address Kerwin Hall
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8022
United States
Contact Dr. Vicky Wilkins
Dean
Email: spa@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2940

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