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School of Public Affairs
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  • Graduate School
  • WASHINGTON, DC

About

School Within
American University
Address
4400 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20016
Telephone
(202) 885-6230
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The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University was born in 1934, as a training solution for federal workers supporting FDR’s New Deal. This vision catapulted SPA to a top-tier school, bridging theory and practice while inspiring change at every level. To this day, we seek students who exemplify this spirit—future leaders, political advocates, and policy change-makers––and prepare them to address the world's most complex challenges in public policy and administration; government and politics; and justice, law, and criminology.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Deadline for International Students
Rolling Admissions

Scholarship

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Master of Public Administration

Our Master of Public Administration program at the AU School of Public Affairs examines the components of leadership in public and nonprofit organizations, studies the public policy and organizational environments, and analyzes issues critical to public administration today.

Applying

Acceptance Rate
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Total Graduate Students
1,070
GRE
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GMAT
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LSAT
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MCAT
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TOEFL
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IELTS
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Interview Required
No
Personal Statement Required
Yes
Academic Transcripts Required
Yes
Application Fee Waivers Available
Yes
Letters of Recommendation Required
2

Academics

Part-time Classes Available
Yes
Weekend Classes Available
Yes
Evening Classes Available
Yes
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Tuition & Financial Aid

Full-Time In-State Tuition
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Full-Time Out-of-State Tuition
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Part-Time In-State Tuition
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Part-Time Out-of-State Tuition
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Received Financial Aid
80%
Average Financial Aid
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Work Study Program Available
Yes
Teaching/Research Fellowship Available
Yes

Campus Resources

International Students Office
Yes
International Office URL
Disability Services
Yes
Veterans Services
Yes
Childcare Services
Yes
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Outcomes

Average Salary After Graduation
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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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Living in the Area

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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
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,512
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$1,563,193
National
$229,800

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