Graduate Studies


  • Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies
    Wisconsin (4200), Suite 230 Washington, DC 20016-8075

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

Mailing Address
  • Changing the World
  • Individual Attention
  • Knowledge Exchange
  • Real-World Experience

VP Tubman's Welcome

Welcome to Graduate Studies at American University in Washington D.C. There are boundless opportunities in the domains of graduate education and research at our University. For those of you who are visiting this webpage for the first time and those of you who are continuing AU graduate students, please use the information here to learn more about all the available opportunities for experiencing an exciting graduate education in our nation’s capital, the application process, graduate funding opportunities, enhancement activities sponsored or co-sponsored by Graduate Studies, as well as all the other special features of AU that make it a global destination for graduate education. Please join us as an engaged member of AU’s graduate academic community.

Learn More

Dissertation Council Form and Instructions

Looking for the forms you'll need to get your Dissertation Committee approved? Click here to access the forms.


Graduate Studies Mission Statement

The mission of Graduate Studies at American University is to promote excellence in, and to assure the overall quality of graduate education, i.e., graduate students’ experiences related to both instruction and research at American University. High quality experiences that engage students during graduate education enhance their development as the next generation of scholars and professionals in their chosen discipline.

Learn More

Admissions Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Here are the admissions requirements for all of our Masters, PhD, and Certificate Programs. This includes deadlines, entrance exams, and other useful information for prospective students.

Click Here

Graduate Program Director (GPD) online guide

Our Graduate Program Director (GPD) online guide is intended to be a resource for new and continuing faculty in charge of graduate programs. Click here for more detailed information.

Click to GPD Guide

Graduate Schools of American University

If you want to check out all of the schools at AU, click here for degree options and forms to request more information.

Click for Info

Panopto Video Series: Graduate Academic Regulations

We are putting together short videos for faculty, administrators and students on the new Graduate Academic Regulations. We have added two new videos that will help students, faculty, and staff understand the regulations. Click on the flag to go directly to the videos. Enjoy!