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School of Communication - American University
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  • Graduate School
  • WASHINGTON, DC

About

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American University
Address
4400 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20016
Telephone
(202) 885-2058
From School of Communication - American University

The American University School of Communication empowers graduates to tell stories that influence change, inspire action, and transform our communities and the world. Our graduate programs build our students’ competence and knowledge as a multi-platform communicator as well as enhance in-demand skills critical to professional success in the communication field.

The School combines rigorous academic studies while also hosting and partnering with centers that leverage the experience of our faculty to give students unique opportunities. The Center for Environmental Filmmaking, Investigative Reporting Workshop and AU Game Lab are just a few centers here at SOC that push the boundaries of communications, letting students to hone their approaches while striving to make a positive social impact.

With Washington, D.C., one of the most influential, and dynamic cities in the world, as your classroom, you’ll have opportunities that will open the door to a career in the communication industry.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Deadline for International Students
May 1
Admissions Website
Application Fee
$55

Scholarship

Masters and Doctoral Programs

MA in Strategic Communication

Make Your Mark. Communicate With Impact. The MA in Strategic Communication teaches the skills you need to advance your career and make a mark as a communicator in the public and private sectors. Our program offers the cutting-edge tools you need to develop and implement strategic communication campaigns; teaching you how to create a strategy to address any communication challenge. Make the impact.

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Letters of Recommendation Required
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Academics

Part-time Classes Available
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Weekend Classes Available
Yes
Evening Classes Available
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Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Nightlife
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Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,512
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$1,563,193
National
$229,800

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