Department of Justice, Law and Criminology School of Public Affairs American University

Department of Justice, Law and Criminology School of Public Affairs American University

Washington, DC
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
65%
35%
student ratio
105
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
65%
acceptance rate
3 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Justice, Law And Criminology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
    • Terrorism And Homeland Security Policy Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 34
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 97
    • Accepted 64
    • Acceptance Rate 65
    • Enrolled 37
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st May 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, 2 recommendations, statement of purpose, and resume, transcript
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, 3 recommendations, statement of purpose, resume, and writing sample, transcript
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableInstitutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students105
    • Female Percentage65%
    • Male Percentage35%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students105
    • Part-time Percentage27%
    • Full-time Percentage73%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino10%
    • Black / African American12%
    • White / Caucasian58%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander1%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown16%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty42
    • Full-time Percentage50%
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%

Location & Contact

Department of Justice, Law and Criminology

School of Public Affairs
American University

Ward Building 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8043
United States

Dr. Richard Bennett

Department Chair

Phone: 202-885-2956
Fax: 202-885-2907
Email: bennett@american.edu

Brenda Manley

Director, Graduate Admissions

Phone: 202-885-6202
Fax: 202-885-8022
Email: bmanley@american.edu


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