Now is the time. SOC is the place.

American University School of Communication graduate programs focus on your growth as a scholar and professional. We offer a diverse Washingtonian experience that can only be found at American University, where you can best leverage our network of national and global experts, dedicated full-time faculty and state-of-the-art resources to drive your own success story.

Graduates from SOC make a contribution to a variety of fields, including journalism, strategic communications and public relations, political communication and affairs, fiction and documentary television and films, producing and broadcasting, game design and persuasive play, virtual and augmented reality and more. Our share an educational philosophy that prepares you to skillfully build your career at the nexus of innovative media, technology and building democratic institutions at a time like no other.

Your place is here at the American University School of Communication. Connect with us and find your degree program today.

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American University School of Communication graduate programs focus on your growth as a scholar and professional. Your place is here at SOC. Connect with us and find your degree program today!

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At the Crossroads of Technology and Democracy

I wanted to be part of the policy narrative.

Tatevik Sargsyan was inspired by her advisor, Laura DeNardis, a leading authority on Internet governance, to focus her research on how information intermediaries shape civil liberties and control access to information. Her studies crystallized her desire to use media and communication to promote freedom of expression. Today, she raises awareness of how national identification systems challenge privacy and human rights. As an AU adjunct professor, she sparks students to think deeply about these critical issues.