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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.

Our students take advantage of 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. The College also connects you with influential people and institutions in the Washington region, across the US, and around the world.

The College of Arts and Sciences faculty are nationally and internationally known artists, researchers, and scientists committed to innovation in teaching and to excellence in research and creative endeavors. Each year world leaders, distinguished scholars, and renowned practitioners in many disciplines come to campus to encourage open debate on current issues and expose students to new frontiers in thought and research.

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CAS Graduate Students 93 percent Working, Grad School, or Both

14 Students Per Class (Average)

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Results of Graduation Census as of six months after graduation for May graduates from 2014—2016.