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Literature, Culture, and Technology

American University Washington DC

15 months
32616 USD/year
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Literature, Culture, and Technology from American University Washington DC will teach you how the deep study of literature, culture, and ideas interfaces with the increasingly digital professional world.  


At Literature, Culture, and Technology from American University Washington DC you will develop the intellectual, emotional, technical, and social aptitudes necessary in the twenty-first century workplace in seminars that emphasize the careful analysis of texts and theories. You will graduate with a personalized portfolio and a command of tools and methods drawn from the fields of literary studies, media and cultural studies, writing studies, computer science, data science, and game design.


The DC area is a growing tech hub and our students will be in the perfect location to apply for jobs in gaming, tech firms, and the federal government. As a student in our program, you will have access to a wealth of educational resources that go beyond AU’s campus, from area museums to nationally recognized newspapers and magazines that are invested in looking closely at the connection between the humanities and technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data and computer science 
  • Game development
  • Literary studies
  • Advanced Studies in Culture 
  • Global Texts, Global Convergences 
  • Advanced Studies in Form 
  • Emotions, Texts, and Subtexts
  • Technological Imaginations: Past, Present, and Future 
  • Technical Writing and Rhetoric 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted at any time on a rolling basis. Applications must be received by March 1 in order to receive priority consideration for merit funding.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (10-15 pages maximum)
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Formal admission to the program requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and departmental approval.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 15 months.
  • Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour
  • Tuition for summer option: $1,759 per credit

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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