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American University offers 140+ doctoral, master’s and certificate programs. Whether you are interested in upskilling in your field or advancing your career in business, film, policy, the arts or international affairs, AU offers a vast array of top-ranking academic programs taught by internationally recognized faculty.
Widely known for producing generations of public servants, AU attracts graduate scholars who aspire to further hone their skills, advance research, apply knowledge to the world’s most pressing issues and become an active part of our legacy of bold leadership.
Our Schools & Colleges
College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 50 graduate degrees and certificates in the humanities, arts, sciences, and social sciences. We deliver a combination of academic training and real-world professional experience to turn your passion into impact as a future leader.
Kogod School of Business
Learn by doing is at the center of our business education philosophy. You’ll have opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom to get real-world experience, including consulting projects, co-op programs, the Center for Innovation Entrepreneurship Incubator, and capstones and practicums.
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School of Communication
From journalism to strategic communication to independent filmmaking and games, we inspire tomorrow's digital storytellers. You will learn to produce media that matters with our supportive faculty who achieved the highest honors in their professional field, including Academy and Emmy awards and the Pulitzer Prize.
School of Education
With a vibrant community and passion for change, we are dedicated to creating and ensuring excellent learning experiences for every child. Through cutting-edge research, innovative outreach programs, and the development of inspiring coursework, you will address the most challenging issues in the field.
School of International Service
As a top-10 school of international affairs, we prepare you for global service in the government, nonprofit, and businesses sectors while connecting you to an active network of more than 25,000 alumni. Our students graduate prepared to combine knowledge with practice to wage peace in the world.
School of Public Affairs
The School of Public Affairs is a top-ranked school of public administration and policy, government, and justice. From our politically-engaged campus, you gain access to world-class faculty members, influencers, and internship opportunities where you can have a meaningful impact on our world.
Professional & Executive Education
Whether you seek to upskill or reskill, our professional and executive training will meet you where you are in your career. We offer learning options that fit both your schedule and career aspirations.