Graduate Programs Overview

American University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Washington, District of Columbia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $35,524 in average for all students.

It offers one hundred thirty-four graduate programs: 72 Master's, 24 Doctorate, 38 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,940 students have been conferred Master's degree and 581 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameAmerican University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
Graduate School Students5,791 students
1,295 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$35,524
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 134 Graduate Programs
72 Master's, 38 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at American University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $35,524 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,906.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Amounts
Tuition$34,533
Fees$991
Cost per Credit$1,906
Books & Supplies$800
Room & Board$16,196 (On-Campus) / $16,129 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,009 (On-Campus) / $1,009 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$53,529
Off-Campus Total$53,462
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
Tuition & Fees$29,112$30,246$31,446$31,113$35,524

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

American University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 377 major areas - 71 Master's (7 online programs), 13 Doctorate (1 online programs), 37 Post-Bachelor'(4 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total1,94058179-
Men68419235-
Women1,25638944-
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communications Technologies
Education
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Education
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Communication and Journalism
Education
Legal Studies
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
History
Legal Studies
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communications Technologies
Education
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Communication and Journalism
Education
Legal Studies
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
History
Legal Studies
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Social Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 14,318 students enrolled in American University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 5,791 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,111 male and 3,680 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,997 full-time and 2,794 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,295 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 531 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total5,791
Men Students2,111
Women Students3,680
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total5,791
Full-time Students2,997
Part-time Students2,794
By race/ethnicity 2,523 White, 681 Black, and 293 Asian students are attending at American University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total5,791
American Indian /
Native American
11
Asian293
Black681
Hispanic522
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
3
White2,523
Two or more races214
Un-Known796
51 students are younger than 22 and 477 students are older than 65. The school has 3,975 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,288 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total5,791
21 & Under51
22-241,674
25-292,301
30-34882
35-39406
40 & Over477
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At American University, 1,295 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 531 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment5,791
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,295
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses531
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,965
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,295
District of Columbia Resident110
Other State In U.S.961
Outside of U.S.25



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