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About American University

American University is a private institution in Washington, D.C. The school enrolls more than 13,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree program. The school has earned high rankings from U.S. News & World Report, including being named #74 among all national universities in 2017. The university also offers a several of its high-quality programs online for adult learners looking for a flexible way to earn advanced degrees or certificates.

American University offers more than 20 online master's degree and graduate certificate programs in fields ranging from strategic communication and healthcare management to economics, counter terrorism and sports analytics. Students can enroll in such programs as a Master of Public Administration and Policy, Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics, Master of Science in Agile Project Management, and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Analytics and Management.

Online courses are taught by the same accomplished faculty members as the on-campus courses and feature prominent adjunct faculty and influential guest speakers who are considered experts and industry leaders. Course materials are accessible online 24/7, and students can communicate with the professors and classmates using email and a variety of online tools. There are also multiple resources available to help online students succeed, including 24/7 technical support, a student services coordinator, financial aid advisers, and new student orientation.

Student Testimonials

''Each student can work at their own pace and own schedule every week, making it very flexible and doable for a full-time professional. The content and examples used in the courses has also been very valuable.''

- Rachel Balsley, MA in Strategic Communication

American University Offers:

  • Top Ranked School - The school has earned high rankings by U.S. News & World Report in the best national universities, best colleges for veterans and best value schools categories in 2017.
  • Prominent Faculty - Online courses are taught by the same internationally-recognized faculty who teach the on-campus classes, and more than 90 percent of these instructors hold the highest degree possible in their field.
  • Program Options - American University offers more than 20 fully online graduate programs, so students can not only find a program that meets their academic and professional goals, but can also be completed on their own schedule.
  • Online Interactions - Online students still have the opportunity to interact or network with their classmates through online discussion boards, instant messaging, email and other online tools.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to American University online graduate programs must have already earned a bachelor's degree. Some programs have additional requirements.

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Find Your Program:

  1. Business

    • Graduate Certificate in Agile Project Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Analytics and Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics and Management
    • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
    • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration
    • Master of Science in Agile Project Management
    • Master of Science in Human Resource Analytics and Management
    • Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management
  2. Education

    • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics
    • Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics
    • Master of Science in Measurement and Evaluation
  3. Family and Consumer Sciences

    • Master of Science in Nutrition Education
  4. Health Professions

    • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
    • Master of Science in Healthcare Management
  5. Public Administration

    • Master of Public Administration and Policy
  6. Social Sciences

    • Master of Arts in Economics

American University Online Locations

American University offers a wide range of programs that can be taken online. The advantages to online learning are that you can work at your own pace and learn from anywhere. For more information about specific programs, please click here.