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Graduate Admissions

Graduate program applications are handled through the School of Education. The undergraduate admissions process at American University is handled separately by the Office of Admissions.

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Apply to a Graduate Program

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Step 1: Create Account

Once you have created an account you will be able to complete the application form. You do not need to complete the form in one sitting.
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Step 2: Pay Fee

Pay the application fee of $55. During checkout be sure to indicate if you have attended an event at AU. You may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

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Step 3: Upload Required Materials

Submit your supplemental materials as early as possible to allow time for them to be received before the application deadline. After admittance, you will be required to mail all official transcripts.
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Graduate Admissions Deadlines

Below are the Graduate Admissions Deadlines for upcoming cohorts.

EdD in Education Policy and Leadership Program

Application Deadline Virtual Interviews Decision to Candidates
January 29 February 2021 March 15

Spring

Graduate Program Priority Deadline Final Deadline
MA in International Training and Education October 16 November 20
MA in Education Policy and Leadership (Online) October 16 November 20

Summer

Graduate Program Priority Deadline Final Deadline
MA in Teaching (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages)

February 26

March 26

MA in International Training and Education February 26 March 26
MA in Special Education: Learning Disabilities February 26 March 26
MA in Education Policy and Leadership (Online) February 26 March 26
Anti-Racist Administration and School Leadership Certificate February 26 March 26

Fall

International students applications will only be accepted through June 11.

Graduate Program Priority Deadline Final Deadline
MA in Teaching (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages)

June 11

July 9

MA in International Training and Education June 11 July 9
MA in Special Education: Learning Disabilities June 11 July 9
MA in Education Policy and Leadership (Traditional and Hybrid) June 11 July 9
MA in Education Policy and Leadership (Online) June 11 July 9
Anti-Racist Administration and School Leadership Certificate June 11 July 9

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