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  • Graduate School
  • WASHINGTON, DC

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4400 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20016
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At American University, professionals realize their purpose and the world’s greatest challenges meet their match. As a student-centered research institution in Washington, DC, AU is known for its highly ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned practitioner faculty, and reputation for creating meaningful change.

Graduate studies at AU combine a personalized curriculum, focus on experiential learning, and robust research opportunities that help you reach your goals, whether you’re looking to dive deep into your specialty or pivot professionally. You’ll find small class sizes, mentorship opportunities, and a service-minded community.

More than 135 graduate programs and certificates offer the flexibility of online, hybrid, and on-campus modalities. For those driven to make a difference, AU is where you develop the skills, connections, and experience to lead the way toward positive change.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Deadline for International Students
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Graduate Schools

Masters and Doctoral Programs

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
6,024
Part-Time Grad Students
2,541
Research Assistants
No data available  
Teaching Assistants
539
Racial Diversity
  • White
    42.2%
  • Unknown
    14.2%
  • African American
    12.5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    11.3%
  • Hispanic
    10.7%
  • Asian
    5.6%
  • Multiracial
    3.2%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Driven
    48%
  • Down-to-earth
    5%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Intellectual
    20%
  • All of the above!
    18%
  • N/A
    3%
  • Racist and misogynistic
    3%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 37 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    27%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    22%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    22%
  • All of the above!
    22%
  • Not completed yet
    3%
  • Out of touch/intense for the sake of a grade
    3%
  • White Savior Complex/out of touch
    3%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
88%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 40 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 40 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 40 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 40 responses
  • $100K+
    5%
  • $75K-$100K
    28%
  • $50K-$75K
    48%
  • $25K-$50K
    20%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 40 responses
  • $125K-$150K
    3%
  • $100K-$125K
    5%
  • $50-$75K
    8%
  • Did not graduate yet
    85%
75%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 40 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,051
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$1,512,314
National
$217,500

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