Graduate Admissions College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

American University's College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 50 graduate degrees and certificates in the humanities, arts, sciences, and social sciences. Each program reflects our philosophy that a combination of academic training and real-world professional experience is the best preparation for success as a leader in your field.


  • Diverse on-campus activities and resources, including conferences and symposia with panels of experts, lectures by visiting luminaries, and state-of-the-art research laboratories
  • Faculty composed of nationally and internationally known artists, researchers, and scientists
  • Valuable connections with influential people and institutions in the Washington region, across the United States, and around the world

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Averaging 14 students per graduate class

Over 50 degrees and certificates in the arts, sciences, and humanities

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Allow students to express themselves

For Alida Anderson, helping all students is "really about presenting diverse classroom opportunities that allow students to express themselves in their favored intelligences." Anderson's current Master Teacher grant funded by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education facilitates work with a range of DCPS teachers.

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