Advance your education without waiting another year. SOC offers 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.
From an online graduate certificate to an MFA, we have programs that suit varying needs.
November 15, with rolling admission until the start of the spring semester. Merit funds available for qualified applicants.
MA in Political Communication
Jointly offered by AU’s schools of Communication and Public Affairs, this program provides the skills necessary to create, shape, and manage information strategically to guide political communication and integrate new media. Full-time and part-time options. Learn more
MA in Film and Video
Begun nearly 40 years ago, American University’s School of Communication film program was ranked in the top 12 in the country by The Hollywood Reporter. No GRE required for admission. Full-time and part-time options. Learn more
MFA in Film and Electronic Media
Learn how to communicate through film, including documentaries, feature films and television. This program prepares students to teach at the University level. No GRE required for admission. Full-time and part-time options. Learn more
Online Digital Media Skills Certificate
The world is digital. Are you? Develop in-demand skills and learn theories behind new methods of conveying information, how audiences take in and react to this type of messaging, and how media must adapt its message. No GRE required for admission. Learn more
MA in International Media
Gain insight on global, political, and economic issues. Create, shape, and manage information across international media platforms. Offered jointly by the School of Communication and the School of International Service, this program offers an unusual blend of communication theory, research methods, and professional production skills. Full-time and part-time options. Learn more