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Experience Matters at Kogod

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.

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:

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, 2020 Dec 18, 2020 Feb 12, 2021
2* Jan 15, 2021 Feb 26, 2021 Apr 16, 2021
3** Apr 2, 2021 Apr 30, 2021 May 28, 2021
4 May 15, 2021 Jun 11, 2021 Jul 9, 2021
5 July 1, 2021 rolling rolling

* Priority Scholarship Consideration Deadline

** International Student Deadline


MS Program Application Deadlines

The MS Program application deadlines
Fall 2021 MS Deadlines
January 15, 2021 Deadline 1 & Priority Scholarship Consideration
March 15, 2021 Deadline 2 & International Student Deadline
April 15, 2021 Deadline 3 & Priority Course Registration
July 1, 2021 All applications need to be received by July 1


Spring 2021 MS Deadlines
(Spring is available for MS in Accounting, MS in Finance, MS in Real Estate, and MS inTaxation only)

Spring 2021 Deadlines
October 15, 2020 Deadline 1, Priority Scholarship Consideration & International Students
December 10, 2020 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.


The MS Program application deadlines
Fall 2021 MS Deadlines
May 15, 2021 Deadline 1 
June 15, 2021 Deadline 2 
July 1, 2021 All applications need to be received by July 1


Spring 2022 Deadlines

October 15, 2021 Deadline 1, Priority Scholarship Consideration 
December 10, 2021 Deadline 2


Bachelor's/Master's Program Application Deadlines

Bachelor/Master's Program Application Deadlines
Application Due Semester
December 7, 2020 Deadline to be Eligible to Take 600-Level Courses during the Spring Semester
June 15, 2021 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