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Public Policy

American University Washington DC

24 months
32616 USD/year
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Public Policy from American University Washington DC aims to prepare students to advance the quality of policy making in a variety of institutional settings. 


Students at Public Policy from American University Washington DC gain insights from leading policy scholars in education, health, social welfare, the environment, and international development.

Our program offers concentrations in:

  • Social Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Education Policy
  • International Development
  • Science, Technology & Environmental Policy
  • Advanced Policy Analysis
  • Crime, Public Law, and Policy
  • Comparative Policy

Students at Public Policy from American University Washington DC will: 

  • learn how to create and evaluate public policy 
  • effectively share that analysis with stakeholders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policy Analysis
  • Policy Process
  • Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis 
  • Public Program Evaluation 
  • Economics and Politics of Public Policy 
  • Cost Benefit Analysis 
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis 
  • Legal Basis of Public Administration
  • Project Management
  • Ethical Issues in Public Policy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

After the posted deadlines, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the respective term or degree program is full. 


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/CV
  • Applicant's academic record, 
  • Two letters of recommendation, 
  • Test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), 
  • Essay written by the applicant on his or her background and career interests. 
  • Applicants may substitute test scores from similar tests, such as the GMAT or LSAT, for the GRE where appropriate.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 24 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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