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Graduate Programs Overview

Stories well told influence change, inspire action, and transform. At American University School of Communication (SOC), we empower storytellers.

In each one of our graduate programs, you are trained as a multi-platform communicator. Whether you hope to become a communication researcher, documentary or narrative filmmaker, strategist crafting a campaign or game developer designing new virtual worlds, we will teach you the in-demand skills critical to your professional success. You will also learn the critical theory and foundational underpinnings to sustain your career well into the future.

At SOC, you will meet, work with and learn from a constellation of movers and shakers–beginning with an award winning faculty, fellow students, guest speakers, and adjuncts. You will be enveloped in all the energy, ideas and opportunities unique to DC.

Advance your own story at SOC. Now is the time. This is the place. Apply now.


PhD in Communication

MA in Film and Media Arts

MFA in Film and Electronic Media

MA in Game Design

MA in Journalism and Digital Storytelling

MA in Global Media
MA in Journalism and Public Affairs

MA in Political Communication

MA in Producing Film, Television and Video

MA in Strategic Communication

Online MA in Strategic Communication

• Certificate in Game Design