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Graduate Admissions College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

American University's College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 50 graduate degrees and certificates in the humanities, arts, sciences, and social sciences. Each program reflects our philosophy that a combination of academic training and real-world professional experience is the best preparation for success as a leader in your field.


  • Diverse on-campus activities and resources, including conferences and symposia with panels of experts, lectures by visiting luminaries, and state-of-the-art research laboratories
  • Faculty composed of nationally and internationally known artists, researchers, and scientists
  • Valuable connections with influential people and institutions in the Washington region, across the United States, and around the world

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Averaging 14 students per graduate class

Over 50 degrees and certificates in the arts, sciences, and humanities

Alum Drives Change in Haiti

I create vital innovative tools to boost growth and foster development.

After graduation, Marc Alain returned to Haiti, where he works as an operations analyst for the Inter-American Development Bank. He and his colleagues created Groupe ECHO, the first youth-led venture capital fund in Haiti. He also co-founded HFund, a closed-ended micro-venture capital firm. A Fulbright scholar, he teaches economics at College les Oliviers.