Graduate Admissions Requirements-SOC

Questions?

  • Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies
    202-885-3753
    gradstudies@american.edu
    Wisconsin (4200), Suite 230 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;
and 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

College of Arts and Sciences A-G
College of Arts and Sciences H-T
Kogod School of Business
School of International Service
School of Public Affairs
Washington College of Law

School of Communication

 

 Area of Study   Degree Required Exam Deadline for Fall Admission Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
 Journalism & Public Affairs  Masters GRE June 1

Merit award deadline is February 1 for fall admission.

 Public Communication Masters GRE
 June 1
Merit award deadline is February 1 for fall admission.
 Film and Video Masters GRE
 June 1
Merit award deadline is February 1 for fall admission.
Film & Electronic Media
MFA GRE
June 1 (Spring) Nov. 15
Merit award deadline is February 1 for fall admission.
 International Media Masters GRE
June 1 (Spring) Nov. 15
Merit award deadline is February 1 for fall admission.
Political Communication
Masters GRE
June 1
Merit award deadline is February 1 for fall admission.
Producing for Film and Video
Masters (weekend)
None
August 1
Priority deadline is August 1. Rolling admission until start of fall semester. Not eligible for sponsorship of an F-1 visa.
 Interactive Journalism Masters (weekend)
None August 1
Priority deadline is August 1. Rolling admission until start of fall semester. Not eligible for sponsorship of an F-1 visa.
 Strategic Communication Masters (weekend)
None
 August 1 Priority deadline is August 1. Rolling admission until start of fall semester. Not eligible for sponsorship of an F-1 visa.
 Media Entrepreneurship Masters (weekend)
GRE
 August 1  
Communication
PhD  GRE Feb. 1
Priority deadline is February 1. GRE is required for all PhD applicants.