Graduate Admissions Requirements-CAS

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  • Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies
    202-885-3753
    gradstudies@american.edu
    Wisconsin (4200), Suite 201 Washington, DC 20016-8075

    Tubman, Jonathan G.
    Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies

Mailing Address

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all programs require:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
• Transcript from all institutions of higher learning attended. If the original transcripts/degree confirmation is not in English, certified English translations must be provided. For some programs, international applicants must provide a course by course evaluation of transcripts by World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators. 

• 3.0 GPA in last 60 hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work;

  • Two recommendation letters

• International students whose first language is not English, a TOEFL score of 100 IBT or an IELTS score of 7 or Pearson Test of English score of 68.

Other Schools and Colleges

Kogod School of Business

School of Communication

School of International Service

School of Public Affairs

Washington College of Law

College of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology-French
Health Promotion Management-TESOL

Anthropology

Area of Study
Degree Required Exam
 Deadline for Fall Admission
Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
Anthropology PhD GRE Jan. 2 (earlier submission preferred)
Interview recommended. 3 letters of recommendation required. Personal statement must explain how your interests in anthropology overlap with PhD program mission statement and department topical/area strengths.
Public Anthropology
MA GRE Jan. 15 (earlier submission preferred)
Interview recommended. Personal statement must explain how your interests in anthropology overlap with MA program mission statement and department topical/area strengths.
Public Anthropology
Certificate None March 1

Contact Anthropology department’s graduate program director for admissions requirements

Art

 Area of Study  Degree  Required Exam Deadline for Fall Admission
Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
Art History
MA GRE Jan. 15
Writing sample required
Studio Art
MFA None March 1
Portfolio required, send directly to Art Dept.  

Arts Management

 Area of Study   Degree  Required Exam  Deadline for Fall Admission Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
Masters-Art Mgmt.
MA GRE Jan. 15 (earlier submission preferred)
Fall admission, No set minimums on GRE. Interview recommended.Undergraduate prerequisites or equivalent experience.
Arts Mgmt.
Certificate None Feb. 1
Recommendations are not required
International
Arts Mgmt.

  None
March 1
Recommendations are not required
Technology in Arts Mgmt.
   None March 1
Recommendations are not required

Audio Technology

 Area of Study  Degree  Required Exam Deadline for Fall Admission
Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
Audio Technology
MA None March 1
Portfolio required; please contact Prof. Oehlers, oehlers@american.edu
Audio Production
Certificate None March 1
Portfolio required


Biology

 Area of Study   Degree  Required Exam  Deadline for Fall Admission Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
Biology MA GRE  March 1
Assistantship funding decisions begin on March 1; all other applications accepted on
a rolling basis.
Biology MS GRE March 1
Assistantship funding decisions begin on March 1; all other applications accepted on
a rolling basis.
Biotechnology MS - Prof. Science
GRE Feb. 1
Appropriate undergraduate science courses or significant practical background.


Chemistry

 Area of Study   Degree  Required Exam  Deadline for Fall Admission Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
Chemistry MS GRE  March 1
None


Creative Writing

 Area of Study   Degree  Required Exam  Deadline for Fall Admission Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
Creative Writing
MFA   Nov. 15 (priority deadline)
Send writing sample: maximum of 20 pages prose or maximum of 12 pages poems(each poem on a separate sheet). Send statement of purpose that describes form and content of your work as a writer in the past year and how you see the AU MFA program enhancing your growth as a writer.


Economics

 Area of Study   Degree  Required Exam  Deadline for Fall Admission Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
Economics PhD GRE Jan. 15 (earlier submission preferred)
Fall admission preferred
Applied Micro-economics
Certificate None Feb. 1

Economics MA GRE March 1
Fall and Spring admissions available
International Economics
MA GRE March 1
Fall and Spring admissions available
International Economics Relations
Certificate None March 1
Gender Analysis in Economics
Certificate None
March 1  

Education

 Area of Study   Degree  Required Exam  Deadline for Fall Admission Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
Grant & Contract Programs
Cert. -MAT
See program advisor
Feb. 1
Passing scores by DC standards on the Praxis I exam and content area of Praxis II exam; 2 or more recommendation letters.
International Training & Education
MA GRE  Feb. 1
Feb. 1 deadline to be considered for merit awards. Preference given to applicants with at least 6 months of international or intercultural experience.
Curriculum & Instruction
MEd GRE  Feb. 1
Preference given to applicants with prior teaching experience
Curriculum & Instruction
Certificate None March 1
Preference given to applicants with prior teaching experience
Spec. Ed. Learning Disabilities
MA GRE Feb. 1 Two or more recommendation letters.
Elem. Education
MAT GRE Feb. 1 Contact educate@american.edu for additional details.
Elem. Education
Certificate
March 1
Passing scores by DC standards on the Praxis I exam, two or more recommendation letters.
Early Childhood
MAT GRE Feb. 1 Contact educate@american.edu for additional details.
Early Childhood
Certificate
March 1
Passing scores by DC standards on the Praxis I exam, two or more recommendation letters.
 TESOL
MAT GRE Feb. 1 Contact educate@american.edu for additional details. Leads to K-12 teaching licensure in District of Columbia.
 TESOL Certificate
March 1
Passing scores by DC standards on the Praxis I exam, two or more recommendation letters. Leads to K-12 teaching licensure in District of Columbia.
International Peace & Conflict Res./Secondary Education
MA/MAT Dual Degree
GRE Feb. 1
Joint degree program between College of Arts and Sciences & School of International Service; applicants must apply to both schools. Undergraduate GPA of 3.30 required. 24 credits of coursework in social sciences / international service required. Contact educate@american.edu for additional details.
Secondary Education
Certificate
March 1
Passing scores by DC standards on the Praxis I exam, two or more recommendation letters.
Secondary Education
MAT GRE Feb. 1 Contact educate@american.edu for additional details.
Bilingual Education
MA GRE Feb. 1
Bilingual Education
Certificate
March 1


Environmental Science

 Area of Study   Degree  Required Exam  Deadline for Fall Admission Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
Environmental Science
MS GRE Feb. 1
One year of calculus & one year of laboratory science required. One semester of economics recommended
Environmental Assessment
Certificate None Feb. 1
Prerequisite courses: statistics, organic chemistry, and calculus
Environmental Assessment
MS in Professional Science
GRE Feb. 1
Appropriate undergraduate science courses or significant practical background

French

 Area of Study   Degree  Required Exam  Deadline for Fall Admission Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
French Translation
Certificate   March 1
Bachelor’s degree in French, or Bachelor’s degree plus equivalent knowledge and proficiency in French. Recommendations and writing sample are not required

Health Promotion Management-TESOL