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American University

Department of Government

Washington, DC

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Overview

American University / Department of Government is located in Washington, DC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Political communication
(Certificate) Women, policy and political leadership
Master of Arts (MA) Political science American politics
Master of Arts (MA) Political science Applied politics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

181
Applied
106
Accepted
41
Enrolled
59%

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Please see website:https://www.american.edu/spa/
Master's Degree Requirements Please see website:https://www.american.edu/spa/
Doctoral Degree Exam Please see website:https://www.american.edu/spa/
Doctoral Degree Requirements Please see website:https://www.american.edu/spa/
Additional Entrance Requirements Please see website:https://www.american.edu/spa/

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

Student Body

93
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.75%
Black or African American 34.41%
White or Caucasian 134%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.08%
Asian 16.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.38%
Unknown 15.05%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

87
Total faculty
Full-time - 35
Part-time - 52
Male (60)
Female (27)

Location & Contact

Address Kerwin Hall
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8130
United States
Contact Dr. Candice Nelson
Chair, Government
Email: spagrad@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-6203

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