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American University

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Washington, DC

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Overview

American University / Department of Public Administration and Policy 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 Public Administration/Juris Doctor (MPA/JD)
Master of Public Policy/Juris Doctor (MPP/JD)
Master of Public Policy/Master of Laws (MPP/LL M)
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration
Master of Science in Organizational Development (MSOD) Organization development Organization development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public administration
(Certificate) Organization development Leadership for organizational change
Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP) Public administration and policy Public administration policy
(Certificate) Public administration Public financial management
(Certificate) Public administration Public management
(Certificate) Public administration Nonprofit management
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Public policy Public policy
(Certificate) Public policy Public policy analysis

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 202
Doctoral Degrees 5
Other Advanced Degrees 5

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; Please see website: https://www.american.edu/spa/jlc/
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE; Please see website: https://www.american.edu/spa/jlc/
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

710
Applied
536
Accepted
182
Enrolled
75%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE; Please see website: https://www.american.edu/spa/jlc/
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, 2 recommendations, resume, transcript
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE; Please see website: https://www.american.edu/spa/jlc/
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 recommendations, statement of purpose, resume, writing sample, transcript
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree

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

510
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.53%
Black or African American 11.96%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.78%
Asian 4.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or more races 3.14%
Unknown 28.04%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

51
Total faculty
Full-time - 33
Part-time - 18
Male (33)
Female (18)

Location & Contact

Address Kerwin Hall
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8070
United States
Contact Dr. Dave Marcotte
Department Chair
Email: spagrad@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2940

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