American University

School of Communication

Political Communication


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Political Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This joint program offered by American University’s School of Communication (SOC) and School of Public Affairs (SPA) provides an understanding of the theory and practice of political institutions as well as the interaction between those institutions, the media and the public. Create, shape, and manage information strategically to guide political communication and integrate new media technologies into the political process. Experience the power of political communication in guiding political change.

Political communication graduates will be prepared to pursue careers as politicians, policy-makers, political communication strategists, and campaign executives.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

International Student Requirements:

International Student Requirments - International students must demonstrate their proficiency in English with the following test scores on the TOEFL exam: minimum 100 on the IBT, minimum 250 on the computer based test, or minimum 600 on the paper-based TOEFL exam. SOC also accepts a minimum score of 7.0 on the IELTS exam. International students must have completed (or may be in the process of completing) a four year undergraduate degree. Three-year degrees will not be considered for application.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,299.00 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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