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Graduate Program Overview


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What are you looking for in a graduate program?

At American University's School of Communication, you will find: 

  • Fully accredited Journalism and Strategic Communication programs by ACEJMC
  • Film program is one of 16 in the United States to be admitted to CILECT, the international association of film and television schools.
  • An intensive professional education with special strengths in investigative reporting, documentary film, strategic advocacy communication and access to world-class internships in Washington, D.C.
  • Faculty who are award-winning, working professionals teaching you, one-on-one, in small, laboratory environments
  • A community of learners designing and implementing new media services, strategies, and professional roles for the digital age

The employment rate of graduate students that graduated in 2012 from SOC. Learn more

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Who's Coming to SOC?

SOC theater

SOC takes full advantage of its Washington location. Here are some of the professionals at the top of their fields who have visited its classrooms.

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Half the Battle

SOC Half the Battle

"Half the Battle” is a multimedia project conceived, reported and edited by journalism students enrolled in American University’s “Writing and Editing for Convergent Media” class in the School of Communication.

This semester-long project, done in collaboration with WAMU 88.5, the Washington, D.C., area’s leading NPR member station, documents the experiences of young veterans as they transition from military to civilian life.

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