American University

American University, located in Washington DC, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution. The University offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies through its various schools and colleges which are: the College of Arts and Sciences; Kogod School of Business; School of Communication; School of International Service; School of Professional and Extended Studies; School of Public Affairs; Washington College of Law.

  • Average Tuition USD 31,500
  • Acceptance Rate 29%
  • Students 13,000
  • International Students 13%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 61,275
  • Intakes Fall, Spring
  • Application Deadline June 1, November 1
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

American University Washington DC, was chartered by Congress in 1893. The University was envisioned by George Washington; but John Fletcher Hurst was the one to turn this dream into a reality. His vision for the University was to train public servants for the future. In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of a building and the Methodist-affiliated University opened in 1914. AU Washington started out with just 28 students, which included five women, which was quite liberal at the time. The University underwent many expansions and developments over the years, including acquiring the Washington College of Law and the launch of its various schools.

AU Washington has made strides over the years, today it serves over 7000 undergraduate, almost 3500 graduate students and has over 1500 students enrolled in its law program. Its student population is represented by all 50 states of the US and hails from over 137 countries beyond its borders and the University employs 848 full-time faculty, 94 percent of which hold the highest degree in their field.

Master Programs

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    Business Administration MBA

    USD 38,293 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Accounting

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Analytics

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science in Analytics program (MSAn) at the Kogod School of Business prepares students to be experts in data analysis, to make organizational decisions, and to solve dynamic business problems. The program provides the full spectrum of analytics best practices needed to enhance an organization's fiscal performance and operational effectiveness.

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    Art History

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The curriculum of the Art History Master’s Program is focused on four areas: Italian Art: Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque; Northern European Art: Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque; Modern European Art (18th to 21st century); American Art (18th to 21st century); or Asian Art (modern and contemporary). Courses aim to provide a strong base of knowledge about artists and artworks in each area while also encouraging students to develop skills in understanding and deploying historical context studies, critical analysis, and interpretive reading of both works of art and scholarly texts.

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    Arts Management

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The arts management master’s degree program trains students to become arts administrators across performing and visual art disciplines. The program blends the basic tenets of administration with an understanding of the cultural sector in the global economy. The arts management MA program excels in providing students an understanding of cultural policy, international arts management issues, and organizational dynamics. The master's program prepares students to become effective advocates for the arts and to succeed in a wide range of administrative, managerial, and leadership positions.

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    Audio Technology

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The MA in audio technology at American University focuses on both the art and science of music technology to prepare students for a variety of careers in the industry. Students take courses in critical listening, sound synthesis, music production and mixing, digital instrument design, post-production, and film scoring.

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    Bilingual Education

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The MA in Bilingual Education prepares educators and policymakers who plan to work both domestically and internationally in the field of bilingual education. The three program tracks provide students with up-to-date knowledge of the foundations, social contexts, and pedagogical approaches of bilingual education from an interdisciplinary and collaborative curriculum.

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    Biology

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program is offered by the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, this is a research degree that may serve as an intermediate degree for those intending to pursue further graduate study, as well as a necessary degree for a variety of careers in the life sciences.

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    Chemistry

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The master of science degree program in chemistry focuses on developing the skills necessary for students to conduct specialized laboratory research in preparation for careers in highly-competitive chemical and biological industries. An MS in chemistry prepares students for careers in various areas of research, development, education, and administration, or for further study at the doctoral level. Graduate students can focus on courses in analytical and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, or organic chemistry.

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    Computer Science

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Data Science

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Data Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of big data, data management, machine learning, and computational statistics.

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    Development Management

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The program is designed both for practitioners and students with prior field experience who plan to work on development programs and projects either within the United States or in developing countries. It provides an opportunity to focus on innovative approaches to development management that are presently being developed both in the United States and in the Third World, with particular attention to the issues of self-reliance, sustainability, and poverty alleviation. The approach emphasizes social learning, action research, institutional development, and social development management, with the objective of increasing the responsiveness of organizations to the publics they are designed to serve and enhance the capacity of these communities to further their own development.

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    Economics

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The economics master's degree program is an applied, policy-oriented program that offers five different tracks which master's students can pursue: general, development economics, gender analysis in economics, financial economic policy, and applied economics (online only).

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    Education Policy and Leadership

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, education policies, administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Environmental Science

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The environmental science master's degree program prepares students to develop innovative solutions to pressing environmental issues. Grounded in rigorous scientific research and analysis with a multidisciplinary examination of the natural sciences, the MS in environmental science also delves into the politics, policies, and economics of environmental concerns.

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    Ethics, Peace and Human Rights

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    American University’s MA in Ethics, Peace and Human Rights offers an ethical response to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Founded as part of an effort to deepen the ethical context for international studies, the purpose of this interdisciplinary program is to prepare students broadly in the practical application of ethical theory and policy analysis to complex issues of global issues. This program is offered by the School of International Service and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    Film and Media Arts

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Arts in Film and Media Arts provides students with a professional skill set in the film, video, and digital media for a successful career in the media industry. Students will receive a formal overview in media production their first year and can focus their second year in refining a skill base.

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    Film and Media Production

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

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    Finance

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Game Design

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    Master’s in Game Design program prepares students for a career in all facets of game design, play theory, and engagement strategies. Students leave with the skills and experience they need to succeed in applying game theory to non-game contexts.

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    Games and Interactive Media

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Games and Interactive Media. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, creative economy, including instruction and creative leadership in digital game design, physical computing, virtual reality, and analog games.

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    Global Environmental Policy

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    In the Global Environmental Policy MA program students explore the causes of environmental degradation and the social, cultural, economic and political mechanisms that advance environmental protection. This interdisciplinary program builds a foundation in global environmental policy by integrating the study of environmental politics with natural science and economics.

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    Global Media

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This interdisciplinary M.A. program allows students to take concurrent courses in the School of Communication (SOC) and School of International Service (SIS) that emphasize strategic communication, research, international communication, and global media. In addition, students take hands-on courses designed to hone writing skills over a broad range of media, and production classes that introduce them to filmmaking, newswriting, digital imaging, web design, photography, and public communication writing. The media studies component of the program gives students a strong background in research skills, broad knowledge of global economic and political issues, and a deep understanding of how the media works, especially in an international environment.

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    Health Promotion Management

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The Health Promotion Management Program is for individuals dedicated to assuming leadership positions within the health promotion industry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of helping people, organizations, and communities; change lifestyle behaviors to move toward a state of improved health; aim for a decrease in chronic disease and health care costs.

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    Healthcare Management

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The online Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Management from American University links industry knowledge, analytic know-how and leadership skills to equip graduates to meet the challenges and opportunities of this rapidly evolving and complex field.

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    History

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The history master’s degree program stresses broad understandings of the past, the development of the capacity for specialized research, and the cultivation of collegial relationships. History MA students may concentrate on American history, modern European history, or public history and develop minor fields of study (outside fields), as well as (major or minor) cross-national and cross disciplinary fields.

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    Human Resource Analytics and Management

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    American University offers an online Master of Science in Human Resource Analytics and Management degree for HR employees to successfully drive wellness programs, create benefit portals, and engage employees at a higher rate. The program is rooted in the science of how employees make decisions and use HR technology, so students understand how to evaluate human resource analytics from developing technologies and influence decisions. It ensures students are comfortable using data analytics and human resources to enhance an organization’s productivity.

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    Intercultural and International Communication

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This innovative program provides students with interdisciplinary course offerings and professional skills training, focusing on emergent and vital topics in international communication. The curriculum allows students to explore themes including intercultural relations, cross-cultural communication, international exchange, global technology governance, cultural and public diplomacy, health communication, and global media studies.

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    International Affairs: Comparative and Regional Studies

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    Comparative and Regional Studies allows students to explore an extraordinary diversity of issues in international affairs by combining comparative analysis and regional expertise with rigorous methodological training. This program provides a distinctive form of scholarly and practical education, which gives students the ability to apply advanced theoretical tools to a world region of which they have an in-depth, substantive knowledge.

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    International Affairs: Global Governance Politics and Security

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The Global Governance, Politics, and Security (GGPS) program gives students professional skills and specialized training necessary to launch a career in global governance or global security. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to address critical global issues. Students are provided with an understanding of global history and political and economic systems and the methodological tools, along with the practical skills to make sense of data and turn rigorous analysis into meaningful policy innovation.

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    International Affairs: International Economic Relations

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    International Economic Relations provides students with the range of analytical skills needed to understand international economic and financial problems in a policy setting. What distinguishes the program is its focus on specific international trade and financial policies and business transactions using analytical tools from economics, political science, business, and law. Students come to understand the fundamentals and peculiarities of trade in goods and services, and of cross-border capital flows, and study the processes by which private actors behave, and government officials develop policies in the areas of international trade and finance.

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    International Affairs: Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for managing eco-development issues in a global context and provides them with opportunities to establish ties that bridge the North-South divide. These qualities aid graduates to formulate policies to advance sustainable development at the local, regional, and global levels, to facilitate international cooperation in the design of sustainable development and environment policy, and to generate strategies for environmental conflict management.

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    International Affairs: United States Foreign Policy

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The US Foreign Policy and National Security program presents a rigorous course of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in government, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, or academia. The program combines core competencies in foreign policy with programmatic flexibility, including student-selected concentrations.

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    International Development

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The MAID is designed for students whose professional interests require a broad, multidisciplinary approach to international development theories, issues, and programs. It is particularly useful preparation for those involved in policy analysis, development and global education, and research. The program provides the opportunity for students to examine the most current international development theories and policies critically, and to gain an inside view on the Washington development community by serving as interns with development organizations.

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    International Economics

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This unique program offers a rigorous combination of theoretical, empirical, and policy-oriented courses in economics, political economy, and policymaking focused on international trade and finance. It achieves its interdisciplinary purpose by exposing, on the one hand, students with a strong background in conventional economics to international political economy and a variety of institutional and policy issues; and, on the other hand, students with a mixed background in international relations, international political economy, and economics to rigorous training in economic theory and quantitative research methods.

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    International Peace and Conflict Resolution

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program stands apart as a unique academic and professional training program. Peace, in this context, includes economic, social, and political justice; ecological balance; and nonviolent conflict resolution. IPCR was founded on the belief that the challenges that face the world today can be approached from a collaborative and humanistic perspective.

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    International Relations

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    International Service

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The Master of International Service (MIS) is specifically designed for those with significant experience in international affairs or those completing, or have recently completed (within three years), a master's level program in international relations or related field from an approved institutional partner. The program's one year intensive period of study is complemented by opportunities for participating in an array of public dialogue and ongoing research programs.

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    International Service: International Studies Track

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The Master of International Service (MIS) is specifically designed for those with significant experience in international affairs or for those completing, or having recently completed (within three years), a master's level program in international affairs or related field from an approved institutional partner. The program's one year intensive period of study is complemented by opportunities for participating in an array of public dialogue and ongoing research programs.

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    International Training and Education

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The International Training and Education Program (ITEP) is a multidisciplinary master’s program that focuses on education as an instrument of international development and as a means of promoting cross-cultural understanding.

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    Journalism and Digital Storytelling

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program helps students improve their writing, reporting and editing skills while learning to write effectively and compellingly for an online audience. Additionally, students are taught how to design news web sites that leverage media elements to create maximum impact while focusing on the relationship of business, ethics and the law to online media.

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    Journalism and Public Affairs

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program prepares students for contemporary careers as news and information professionals. After rigorous study in the basic values of journalism – law, ethics, accuracy, verification, accountability – students are able to report and produce across multiple platforms, including online, broadcast, print, and mobile.

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    Justice Law and Criminology

    USD 27,786 Tuition Fee

    The MS in Justice, Law and Criminology is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the foundations and structure of institutions of justice and law. Students receive a thorough grounding in both empirical and theoretical approaches to public policy issues and take a concentration in either justice and public policy, law and society, jurisprudence and social thought, or terrorism and security policy.

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    Literature

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The master's degree program in literature at American University offers students challenging courses in a wide variety of areas. The program offers courses that focus on traditional periods and national literature, African literature, African American, and Asian American works of literature; Latin American and other kinds of literature in translation; literary theory; feminist theory; and cinema.

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    Marketing

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The Masters in Marketing degree program (MSMKTG) at the Kogod School of Business gives a competitive edge to students seeking careers in marketing. It provides an understanding of marketing tools and concepts that prepare graduates to stand out from their peers, make significant contributions from their first day on the job, and accelerate their advancement.

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    Mathematics

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    American University’s MA in mathematics provides two tracks for its students with diverse courses. Students can choose a plan of study that matches their personal and professional interests and take courses that enhance both their knowledge and their appeal to potential employers.

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    Nutrition Education

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    Graduates are able to develop programming and intervention skills related to nutrition, and to design and implement nutrition education programs in corporations, government organizations, schools, and universities. The program provides an education that balances scientific principles of nutrition with education and program planning for improved nutrition behavior.

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    Organization Development

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The AU MSOD program provides a rigorous academic course of study enhanced by experiential learning and practical application. Courses focus on competencies, skills and knowledge in: theory, action research, process consultation, facilitation and intervention, diversity and cultural competence, and intentional use of self.

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    Philosophy

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The philosophy master’s degree program offers a rigorous education focused on close reading and engagement with primary texts, while providing remarkable opportunities to put that training to work, both in and outside the classroom. Graduate level classes focus on the application of philosophy to issues concerning biomedicine, environmental protection, human rights, media, business, and race relations.

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    Political Communication

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The MA in Political Communication offers students a unique opportunity to prepare for professional careers in government, politics, political advocacy, public affairs, public policy, and communication through the study of political and communication theory, research, and practice.

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    Producing for Film and Video

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The goal of this program is to prepare individuals for careers as producers and production managers of a wide variety of film and video programs, including independent feature films, documentary films or videos, educational videos and special interest videos.

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    Professional Science: Biostatistics

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    AU's three-track Professional Science Master's in Biostatistics is unique in offering Health Policy along with Computational and Management Tracks. Local internship opportunities and training in workforce skills of project management, communication, policy development, and entrepreneurship prepare students for direct entry into non-profit, government, and research careers abundant in the DC area and worldwide.

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    Professional Science: Biotechnology

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The Professional Science Masters program in Biotechnology is a unique opportunity to acquire cutting edge biotechnology skills while developing an entrepreneurship and business management portfolio. While in the program, students complete a sequence of innovation courses in preparation to translate scientific research into commercial enterprise. This is complemented by advanced science courses that give the practical and theoretical foundations for innovation including genomics, neuroscience, developmental biology and analytical chemistry.

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    Professional Science: Quantitative Analysis

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    American University's master's degree in quantitative analysis is a two-year interdisciplinary program that provides students with rigorous training in the sciences coupled with coursework in management. This curriculum provides students with the tools necessary to be competitive in jobs that require: BiostaticsPredictive modelingData mining

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    Psychology

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The psychology master's degree program provides students with classroom and laboratory experience that prepares them to work in specialized research and applied fields within psychology and/or entry into clinical and experimental doctoral programs. Master's students can pursue a general psychology track or a specialty track in either personality/social or biological/experimental psychology.

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    Public Administration MPA

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program prepares students to lead with distinction in government, non-profit, and private organizations—both in the US and abroad. 

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    Public Administration: Key Executive Leadership MPA

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) provides a unique cohort experience to enthusiastic and experienced leaders employed predominantly by the Federal government, though a significant number of state, local, nonprofit and private leaders also graduate from the program.

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    Public Policy

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program arms students with the skills and knowledge they need to influence policy in a variety of institutional settings in the US and abroad.

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    Real Estate

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science in Real Estate degree program (MSRE) prepared to enter the real estate job market in a variety of specialization areas, such as commercial development and investment banking, mortgage financing, international development, and more.

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    Social Enterprise

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to assist students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to launch a new social entrepreneurial venture or play a key leadership role in an existing one. These ventures may be new stand-alone enterprises or may be contained within existing organizations.

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    Sociology Research and Practice

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The sociology master's program offers in-depth training in sociological theory, with an emphasis on research methodology, to create sociological knowledge and apply professional research skills to inform effective policies and programs for social change.

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    Spanish: Latin American Studies

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University offers customized tracks to allow students to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as expertise in translation, linguistics, and/or Spanish language teaching.

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    Special Education: Learning Disabilities

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The graduate program in special education: learning disabilities at American University is grounded in the philosophy that all individuals have the ability to access, participate, and progress in education. Faculty and students examine models that support and encourage developmental and learning needs of students with a variety of learning challenges. The program prepares education professionals to design and implement creative learning environments for students through training in diagnostic-prescriptive approaches, and use of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence.

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    Sports Analytics and Management

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    Master of Science (MS) in Sports Analytics and Management builds not only a broad range of professional knowledge and skills relevant to sports management, but unique skills for the new and emerging areas that are transforming sports.

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    Statistics

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The statistics master of science degree program prepares professionals in the development, research, and analysis of quantitative tools to turn ideas into intelligent, informed actions. The statistics MS offers two tracks of study: mathematical statistics for those who intend to pursue a PhD in statistics, and applied statistics primarily for those who want a terminal professional master’s degree.

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    Strategic Communication

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The strategic communication program is designed to equip students with theoretical skills and how to think strategically. The program offers courses that help students learn how to target an audience, create a compelling message, write persuasively, advocate in a changing world of new media and cutting-edge technology.

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    Studio Art

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    American University’s studio art master of fine arts degree program prepares students for lives as independent creative artists. The primary goal of the two-year program is to facilitate the transition from student to contributing, exhibiting artist, and instructor.

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    Sustainability Management

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The AU/Kogod M.S. in Sustainability Management degree is designed to integrate future-oriented business education with environmental and social science, public policy, and international issues.

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    Taxation

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The MST program develops students' competencies in the U.S. tax code and state taxation, and imparts the comprehensive expertise that places Kogod graduates among the most in-demand recruits and highly valued employees in the field.

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    Teaching

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The master's program in teacher education allows students to examine the significant role of teachers in the shaping of individuals, communities, and society as a whole. The teacher education faculty are committed to advancing the potential of education for each individual and dedicated to advancing a theorized practice that prepares professionals to care for the whole child.

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    Teaching: English for Speakers of Other Languages

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on tutoring and volunteering, plan lessons, design assessments, and develop curricula and materials for English language classes. Students gain practical, hands-on teaching experience through involvement with local ESL institutions, schools, or community-based volunteer teaching programs. 

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    Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy

    USD 29,556 Tuition Fee

    The MS in Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy is an interdisciplinary program that trains students to understand and explain problems of terrorism and other sub-state threats to U.S. homeland security.

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          • Testimony
            1994-1995, MA Journalism and Public Affairs

            What I liked best about AU? Great instructors, incredibly sophisticated training in government affairs in Washington, DC, the home of American politics; AU's international environment, and my very special classmates from around the world. Work was tough but it paid off for me. My only regret is that I can't do it all over again! I do miss my days at AU! Sigh.

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            1982-1983, MA SOC, Journalism

            I'm so grateful for my assistantship many moons ago, in the School of Communication, allowing me to extend my professional journalistic horizons far beyond what might have been, had I stayed home in the Puget Sound area for grad school. Now, I'm grateful to be an early digital news pioneer who also teaches in the SOC: In my own way, I'm trying to give back to the vibrant and diverse community that has so much to offer in internships, exposure to world-class professionals and thought leaders - minus the chaos of NYC.

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            1995-1997, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

            For a Kogod MBA '97, the most noticeable was the globalized pool of students with experiences brought from foreign economies. Not to forget about the well-tuned professors and mentors with rich and practical work experience. All beautifully melted in the US capital of Washington, DC !