Undergraduate

American University's Gap Program will provide you with an enriching experience in Washington, D.C. You will build a foundation for academic and professional success, while focusing on skills that can be applied in college and later in a career. This program is an excellent option if you have just completed high school and are taking a year before starting college.

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This 15-credit fall semester program gives students admitted for the spring semester at American University an insider's perspective on Washington, DC. Based on the highly successful academic model of SPExS' Washington Semester program, the Mentorship Program is grounded in the best practices of experiential and traditional academic learning.

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Established in 1947, the Washington SemesterĀ® Program is an experiential learning academic program that includes 8 credits of academic seminar in one of 12 topic areas, 4 credits of internship, and 3-4 credits of independent research or elective course.

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Students gain hands-on skills interning for nine weeks in Washington DC with a professional organization and augment their hands-on experience by attending a seminar once a week in their field of study.

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Graduate (On-Campus)

Graduate Professional Studies is a one-semester program that introduces students to graduate level course work and internships in Washington, DC in their respective field.

Online Master of Science Degrees

This 36-credit-hour online program focuses on teaching students the innovative Agile methodology for managing projects and leading teams more effectively in today's fast-moving business environment. Designed for mid-career professionals pursuing new or advanced positions in any field.

A 6-8 month, 12-credit Graduate Certificate is also available.

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management gives students the advanced knowledge and training in healthcare administration and operations. This program connects analytical and leadership skills, preparing graduates to meet the challenges of the complex and rapidly evolving healthcare industry.

Graduates we be ready to pursue careers in traditional and nontraditional health settings and industries, including healthcare provider organizations, consulting firms, government agencies, law firms, insurance companies, pharmaceutical research, information technology, medical software, and healthcare informatics and analytics and more.

A 6-8 month, 12-credit Graduate Certificate is also available.

American University developed the online Master of Science in Human Resource Analytics and Management degree for HR employees to successfully drive wellness programs, create benefit portals, and engage employees at a higher rate. The program is rooted in the science of how employees make decisions and use HR technology, so you understand how to evaluate human resource analytics from emergent technologies and influence decisions. It ensures you're comfortable using data analytics and human resources to enhance an organization's productivity.

A 6-8 month, 12-credit Graduate Certificate is also available.

The online Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics focuses on the application and adaptation of analytic methodologies to manage learning, instructional design, and talent development projects that will enhance an organization's effectiveness and fulfill compliance requirements. These skills can also be applied to higher education or a range of fields in the public and private sectors.

A 6-8 month, 12-credit Graduate Certificate is also available.

Students in the Master of Science in Measurement & Evaluation program will gain a universal framework for collecting, analyzing and using data to determine project effectiveness and efficiency. They will graduate with the leadership and practical assessment skills needed to evaluate projects in the corporate, nonprofit and governmental spheres.

A 6-8 month, 12-credit Graduate Certificate is also available.

The Master of Sports Analytics & Management prepares students with the analytical skills to measure the impact that technology is having in sports. Graduates will be equipped with skills and industry expertise to pursue roles in new and emerging areas of sports including performance data analytics, interactive spectatorship, mobile technology, fantasy sports, e-sports gaming and virtual reality. With this unique skill set, students will graduate prepared to pursue employment opportunities with sports leagues, sports representation, sports governance agencies, as well as organizations that are key stakeholders in the sports market.

A 6-8 month, 12-credit Graduate Certificate is also available.

Online Graduate Certificates

The online Graduate Certificate in Agile Project Management teaches the foundations of the Agile method for managing projects and leading and empowering teams. This 6-8 month, 12-credit certificate program consists of four courses that build the essential skills to lead the development of innovative solutions as an Agile project manager.

A 36-credit Master's Degree is also available.

The 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management builds critical knowledge in just 6-8 months for the fast-changing field of healthcare through four courses focused on the evaluation of healthcare delivery methods, processes and technology innovation.

A 36-credit Master's Degree is also available.

Drive wellness programs, create benefit portals, and engage employees at a higher rate with new skills in emergent HR technologies and analytics. The 6-8 month, 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Analytics and Management prepares you to answer the critical question today's HR professionals face - how to increase organizational effectiveness using the latest HR technologies.

A 36-credit Master's Degree is also available.

Today's organizations are investing in learning, instructional design, and talent development projects to enhance their effectiveness and fulfill compliance requirements. The 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics can be completed in 6-8 months and builds the foundational skills you need to manage these programs by applying and adapting proven analytic methodologies to improve learning.

A 36-credit Master's Degree is also available.

With the 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation, you'll gain the core competencies to manage measure and report on project performance for the diverse social impact sector. In just 6-8 months, learn this unique, in-demand managerial skillset from a renowned faculty of experts in monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

A 36-credit, Master's Degree is also available.

The 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics and Management builds critical knowledge for the next generation of sports management in just 6-8 months through four courses focused on the strategic management of sports organizations, sports analytics and evaluation, and digital technology influencing the sports industry.

A 36 credit Master's Degree is also available.

Continuing Education

This workshop will explore the goals, strategies, and tactics necessary to live a successful, fulfilled, and productive life. We will reflect on our lives, discuss what really matters to us, consider how we find purpose and meaning in our lives, explore our life goals, think about our values, produce personal mission statements, examine how to take better care of ourselves, and learn effective time management skills.

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The English Language and Training Academy (ELTA) offers a variety of programs. Students of all levels can improve their English skills in our intensive or part-time English Language Programs. ELTA also offers bridge programs for students who are conditionally or provisionally admitted to undergraduate or graduate degree programs at American University.

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An introductory course, offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), providing a complete overview of human resource roles and responsibilities.

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A 132 hour ICF-certified Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) designed for individuals who want to develop coaching skills and apply them in realistic organizational settings.

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Test Prep

Preparatory course for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The course provides instruction on the Quantitative, Verbal, Analytical Writing, and Integrated Reasoning sessions of the exam. Sessions are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

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Preparatory course to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The course provides instruction on the Quantitative, Verbal, and Analytic Writing sections of the exam. Sessions are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

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Preparatory course for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The course provides instruction on the Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Essay sections of the exam. Sessions are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

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Continuing Education

Opportunities for the adult learner who is considering returning to the workforce, making a career change, advancing in their current role or building on existing credentials

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