Admission to American University’s online graduate degree and certificate programs requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Each of our programs may have slightly different admissions requirements. International students can get more details on their admissions process on the International Students page. Please call us at 855-725-7614 to speak to an Admissions Adviser for more specific information.

Applicants should submit:

  • A statement of purpose
  • A completed application
  • $55 application fee
  • Current resume/CV
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions from which you earned credit
  • Letters of recommendation

Other program-specific materials may be required as well. Please contact an Admissions Adviser for more details. For those and all other questions, call us toll-free at 855-725-7614 to speak with an Admissions Adviser, or request more information online.