Admissions at a Glance

Deadlines
Fall priority admission: March 1
Spring priority admission: November 1
Summer admission
No
Required materials
Application form and fee
Statement of purpose
Transcripts*
2 letters of recommendation
GRE scores
Resume
Learn more about additional requirements for international students

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*Prerequisites: Appropriate undergraduate science courses or significant practical background.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Many incoming students qualify for merit awards, typically as Graduate Assistants working with the department and receiving partial tuition remission and a stipend. The department also offers a limited number of Research Assistantships supported by externally and internally funded faculty research projects. Students may also be eligible for the department's Jones and Sandler scholarships. Returning students are eligible for these same awards.

Additional tuition or funding benefits are available for AU Staff (and family members), for US Department of Health and Human Services employees, and for US Veterans.

For more information, please contact casgrad@american.edu or see Graduate Financial Aid.