Master’s Accelerator Degrees

American University offers a wide variety of master’s or postgraduate degrees for international students. Explore the different areas of study below to find the master’s program that best fits your educational and career goals.

Kogod School of Business

As a top-ranked business school (CEO Magazine), the Kogod School of Business provides you with a rigorous education, a valuable professional network, and active career development. As an international student, you’ll join a diverse group of 1,000+ business students from around the world.

Top employers of graduates include Deloitte, EY, the World Bank, FINCA International, and FTI Consulting.

School of Public Affairs

Interested in a career that makes a difference for the world? U.S. News & World Report highly ranks the School of Public Affairs’ postgraduate programs for Political Science, Public Administration, and Public Policy. You’ll learn from award-winning professors, conduct research, and face complex national and international public affairs issues. All in the policy-planning capital of the United States: Washington, DC.

Top employers of graduates include Global Health Corps, Oxfam, Deloitte, the U.S. Department of State, and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is where research, diversity, and critical thinking combine to provide a challenging education. Whether you study art, economics, or education, you’ll do more than learn in the classroom. You’ll also have research and internship opportunities at organizations like the National Institute of Health or the Urban Institute.

Top employers of graduates include the World Bank, BBC News, AIG, the Peace Corps, and the Smithsonian Institution.

School of Communication

Want to create the next big-selling video game or mobile game? The School of Communication offers the Master’s in Game Design program, the first of its kind in the U.S. As part of AU’s Game Lab, this unique program focuses on a mix of communication, computer science, and art.

Did you know? There are 23 game companies in the Washington, DC area.

Proof an AU degree works

95% of American master’s program graduates are working or pursuing a doctoral degree within six months of graduating. Ready to speed up your career? Apply for the Master’s Accelerator for American University now.
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