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Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or higher

American University

About American University

American University is a private, research-oriented university with a main campus in Washington, D.C. The university has been ranked among the nations best universities by U.S. News & World Report and provides undergraduate and graduate programs designed to create graduates who stand out from their peers as leaders who work toward creating meaningful change in our world.

American University offers several fully online programs designed for adults seeking a flexible, yet still high-quality, education program that fits their professional and personal schedule. Online students can select from master's degree and graduate certificate programs in areas of business, education, public administration, and communication. Some of the specific program options include a MS in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security, MS in Human Resource Analytics and Management, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management, and Master of Public Administration and Policy.

The online courses are taught by the same professors who teach the on-site courses and include the same in-depth and rigorous curriculum. Students can communicate with their instructors and cohorts through discussion boards, email, instant messaging, and other online communication tools. The flexible format allows you to view lectures and complete assignments whenever you have time and from anywhere with an Internet connection -- as long as you still meet course deadlines.

''American University offers many resources, including the Academic Support and Access Center. Counselors can help provide tips regarding work/life balance, adjusting to the online class format, and other study tips for student success.''

- Benjamin Lazarus

Why American University?

  1. Top Ranked & Accredited School: In 2017, American University was among the best national universities, best colleges for veterans and best value schools by U.S. News & World Report.
  2. Accomplished Faculty: More than 90 percent of instructors hold the highest degree possible in their field, and courses often feature guest speakers who hold political offices or are industry leaders.
  3. Flexible Programs: As an online student, you'll have 24/7 access to your course materials so you can work around your professional and personal obligations.
  4. Student Support: Online students have access to many resources to help them succeed, including 24/7 technical support, academic and financial aid advisers, and a new student orientation.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

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

American University offers the following degree programs:

  1. Business
    • Graduate Certificate - Agile Project Management
    • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Analytics and Management
    • Graduate Certificate - Project Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Graduate Certificate - Sports Analytics and Management
    • Master of Arts - Strategic Communication
    • Master of Arts - Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration
    • Master of Science - Agile Project Management
    • Master of Science - Human Resource Analytics and Management
    • Master of Science - Sports Analytics Management
  2. Education
    • Graduate Certificate - Instructional Design and Learning Analytics
    • Master of Science - Instructional Design and Learning Analytics
    • Master of Science - Measurement and Evaluation
  3. Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Master of Science - Nutrition Education
  4. Health Professions
    • Graduate Certificate - Healthcare Management
    • Master of Science - Healthcare Management
  5. Public Administration
    • Master - Public Administration and Policy
  6. Social Sciences
    • Master of Arts - Economics