A passion for public service, an emphasis on active leadership and a global outlook are the hallmarks of the American University learning experience. With our renowned faculty, prominent guest speakers and lecturers, and access to national and international institutions, media and events, we create graduates who stand out from their peers as active, socially aware and compassionate leaders who work toward creating meaningful change in our world.

Our location in the political, cultural and media capital of Washington, D.C., is the most powerful lab for learning in the world, preparing students for engaged citizenship. Our distinctive character is further illustrated by the in the scope of our teaching and research programs and the diversity of the faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and student body, today representing more than 130 countries.

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Join us in creating new opportunities for yourself while you help create a better world. Become part of the network of ambitious achievers, compassionate leaders and socially aware citizens at American University.

DownloadOnline Master's Degree Programs Brochure our brochure which includes data-backed reasons on why an online graduate degree from American University may be right for you.  The brochure also has information on program-specific graduate employment rates and employers our alumni have gone on to work for.

Find out more good reasons to choose American University: call 855-725-7614 toll-free to speak to one of our Admissions Advisers or request more information.