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Here you will prepare for the next generation of business with world-class faculty, guest speakers, and leaders of the industry. You'll also collaborate in real-world projects with diverse and passionate classmates.

We are delighted to learn of your interest in education at American University's Kogod School of Business and look forward to connecting with you throughout the application process.

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Graduate Admissions

As you continue with your search, we encourage you to contact our admissions staff members, visit us during an admissions event and also review our Application Guide, which will provide you with an overview of the admissions process and also includes application requirements, deadlines, and other degree-specific information. 

With our online master's degree programs, MBA@American and Analytics@American, MarketingAnalytics@American, and International Relations and Business, we are bringing our unique education philosophy to students around the world, offering professionals the chance to earn a Kogod degree no matter where they live and work. Kogod's online programs have four start dates throughout the year:

  • January
  • April
  • July
  • October

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in order to apply.

Learn more about the online master’s degree programs.

Non-degree study is available for students who seek additional graduate business education without commitment to a degree program, as well as those who have been advised to complete non-degree business courses prior to enrolling in a degree program.

How to Apply

Students interested in non-degree graduate business courses are required to complete a non-degree application along with an unofficial copy of their most current transcript.

Non-degree Tuition Rate

For information regarding tuition and fees, please refer to the Student Accounts website.

Application Deadlines: Spring 2020/Fall 2020

MBA Program Application Deadlines

The Kogod full-time MBA program only begins in the fall semester.

Round Application Due Decisions Released Response from Applicant
1 Nov 15, 2019 Dec 21, 2019 Feb 15, 2020
2* Jan 15, 2020 Mar 6, 2020 Apr 15, 2020
3** Mar 15, 2020 Apr 24, 2020 May 31, 2020
4 May 15, 2019 Jun 12, 2020 Jul 15, 2020
5 July 1, 2020 rolling rolling

* Priority Scholarship Consideration Deadline
**International Applicant Deadline - extended to May 1, 2020

All MS programs offer admission in the fall term.

In the spring term, admission is also available for the MS accounting, MS finance, MS real estate, and MS taxation programs.


MS Program Application Deadlines

Fall 2020 MS Deadlines
January 15, 2020 Deadline 1 & Priority Scholarship
March 15, 2020 Deadline 2 & International Student Deadline*
April 15, 2020 Deadline 3 & Priority Course Registration
July 1, 2020 All applications need to be received by July 1

*International Student Deadline extended to May 1, 2020


Spring 2020 MS Deadlines (MSA, MSF, MSRE, and MST only)

October 15, 2019 Deadline 1, Priority Scholarship Consideration & International Students
December 8, 2019 Deadline 2

Decisions on all MS program applicants are made on a rolling basis. Applicants can check the status of their supplemental documents in the personalized information page. Once an applicant receives email confirmation that their application is complete, they can expect an update or admissions decision within fifteen business days from the time that all required supplemental items have been received.


Bachelor's/Master's Program Application Deadlines

Application Due Semester
December 7, 2019 Deadline to be Eligible to Take 600-Level Courses during the Spring Semester
June 15, 2020 Deadline to be Eligible to Take 600-Level Courses during the Fall Semester

Class Profile Incoming MBA Class of 2019

29% percent international
50% Female
36% Minority
7 Years Average Work Experience
3.11 Average GPA
31 Average Age