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American University Online

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American University, Washington D.C. United States

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About American University Online

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation' capital and around the world.

Professional Programs for Your Future

Online learning at American University is designed to help students harness their curiosity, realize their purpose, and develop the skills and confidence needed to change the world. Our courses provide an engaging digital learning environment that fosters discussion, student involvement, and personalized attention. And with the flexibility of online learning, students can earn degrees on their schedules.

American University’s fully online programs are led by expert faculty who are passionate about teaching. With flexible scheduling in a digital environment, you will get the experience and knowledge you need in the field of your choice.

Our online community enables students to explore their interests, engage with professors and peers, and achieve their goals through academic growth. Career-focused coursework, an experiential learning environment, supportive faculty, and flexibility mean you’ll be set up for success. We are committed to delivering an online learning experience that offers affordable, flexible programs that have the same quality as on-campus programs.

Learn from the Best at AU

Our professional instructors are experts in their fields and will give you the support you need to achieve your goals. They will be there to guide you through your fully online program and address any questions or concerns you have as they come up. You will gain the knowledge you need for your future career, and develop skills that will help you be the best you can be.

About American University Online

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation' capital and around the world.

Professional Programs for Your Future

Online learning at American University is designed to help students harness their curiosity, realize their purpose, and develop the skills and confidence needed to change the world. Our courses provide an engaging digital learning environment that fosters discussion, student involvement, and personalized attention. And with the flexibility of online learning, students can earn degrees on their schedules.

American University’s fully online programs are led by expert faculty who are passionate about teaching. With flexible scheduling in a digital environment, you will get the experience and knowledge you need in the field of your choice.

Our online community enables students to explore their interests, engage with professors and peers, and achieve their goals through academic growth. Career-focused coursework, an experiential learning environment, supportive faculty, and flexibility mean you’ll be set up for success. We are committed to delivering an online learning experience that offers affordable, flexible programs that have the same quality as on-campus programs.

Learn from the Best at AU

Our professional instructors are experts in their fields and will give you the support you need to achieve your goals. They will be there to guide you through your fully online program and address any questions or concerns you have as they come up. You will gain the knowledge you need for your future career, and develop skills that will help you be the best you can be.

University information

We create graduates who stand out from their peers. With access to our renowned faculty, prominent guest speakers and lecturers, national and international institutions, and media and events, our students engage in a multi-faceted learning environment that prepares them for any career. With an AU education, our students become active, socially aware and compassionate leaders who work toward creating meaningful change in our world.
In the heart of our nation's capital, AU is at the epicenter of politics culture, and media. Students studying online can immerse themselves in a multi-faceted, engaging online learning environment that conveniently and flexibly provides them with the tools necessary to learn, achieve, and gain tangible experience that will benefit them throughout their careers.

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Online Learning at American University: Helping learners harness their curiosity, realize their purpose, and develop the skills and confidence needed to change the world.
Engaging AU Online courses provide an engaging digital learning environment that fosters discussion, student involvement, and personalized attention. Student participation is an integral part of the AU process, preparing students to become active, engaged leaders in any career or pursuit.


Experiential At AU, passion becomes purpose. Our curriculum challenges students to combine serious theoretical study with meaningful real-world learning experiences, sharpening their critical skills and becoming agile thinkers.
Expert AU faculty are both world-class academics and serious practitioners. AU Online is facilitated by the same professors that teach on campus, who teach, mentor, and invest in the success of every student.


Flexible Built for changemakers on the move, an AU education is available anywhere, anytime. With students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 130 countries, an AU degree is a global experience.
Our diversity of faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and student body, creates a thriving online community representing more than 130 countries. The AU Online experience ensures that students immerse themselves in the melting pot of Washington D.C. in a virtual setting, connecting students and faculty both locally and around the globe.

Pursue a Career with Leadership Ready Skills

93% of AU graduates with master’s degrees are employed, pursuing an advanced degree, or both within six months of graduation.

With an online degree from AU, you will be prepared to follow your dreams, and pursue an exciting career in the field of your choice. Our professional programs will give you the expert knowledge you need to lead with confidence in professions like:

  • Section Chief, US Department of Homeland Security Component
  • eSports Manager
  • Economist
  • Director of Health and Wellness
  • Assistant Producer
  • Director of Employee Health
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • IT Director
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Human Resource Manager

83% of executives say an online degree is just as credible as a degree from a traditional college

It’s not an online degree, it’s an American University degree. American University’s programs are as rigorous and challenging as their on-campus counterparts, and taught by the same prominent faculty members, influential guest speakers and connected lecturers.

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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