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School of International Service, PhD

Proficiency In A Modern Foreign Language

Before advancing to candidacy, a student must demonstrate research competence in English and another modern foreign language relevant to the student's career objectives. Prior to advancing to candidacy, the student must be certified in this foreign language by presenting evidence of previous coursework or successfully completing the required competency exam.


Contact Kasey Neil Petri, the PhD Program Coordinator, at 202-885-6582 or kneil@american.edu

We encourage prospective candidates to visit the University to meet faculty members and current PhD students. To arrange a visit, contact Graduate Admissions at 202-885-1646 or sisgrad@american.edu