67
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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 science American politics
Master of Arts (MA) Political science Applied politics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science
Master of Arts (MA) Political communication
(Certificate) Women, policy and political leadership

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 24
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

138
Applied
80
Accepted
31
Enrolled
58%

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th May 1st No
Spring deadline September 15th November 1st No

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 Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

67
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
77%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.97%
Black or African American 7.46%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 8.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.49%
Unknown 5.97%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Faculty

67
Total faculty
Full-time (52)
Part-time (15)
Male (44)
Female (23)

Location & Contact

Address Kerwin Hall
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8130
United States
Contact Candice Nelson
Chair, Government
Email: cnelson@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2338