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American University

Department of Justice, Law and Criminology

Washington, DC

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Overview

American University / Department of Justice, Law and Criminology is located in Washington, DC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
Master of Science (MS) Terrorism, homeland security and policy
Master of Science (MS) Justice, law and criminology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Justice, law and criminology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 48
Doctoral Degrees 3

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 Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

158
Applied
113
Accepted
46
Enrolled
72%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements 2 recommendations, statement of purpose, resume, transcript
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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

115
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.83%
Black or African American 12.17%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.74%
Unknown 11.3%

Gender

Male (28%)
Female (71%)

Faculty

52
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 25
Male (31)
Female (21)

Location & Contact

Address Kerwin Hall
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8043
United States
Contact Dr. Joseph Young
Department Chair
Email: djls@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2948

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