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.

Highlights

  • 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

Get in Touch


Email casgrad@american.edu

Phone 202-885-3620

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Averaging 14 students per graduate class

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

Exploring Identity

AUx is a huge step in a positive direction.

I've been a student peer leader in the AUx2 course [on race, identity, and inclusion]. I love the class discussions because, with issues of identity and culture, the conversations can go in a wide variety of directions. AUx is a huge step in a positive direction, eventually having all first-year students required to come face-to-face and learn in a safe environment. At AU, I think people become more self-aware and more aware of people who are not like them. Students hopefully learn to step outside their own experiences and understand other points of view.