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Journalism and Public Affairs

American University Washington DC

12 months
32616 USD/year
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At Journalism and Public Affairs from American University Washington DC you'll focus your program studies in one of three areas: Investigative Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, or International Journalism.  


Journalism and Public Affairs from American University Washington DC candidates will choose a specialization and complete 9 credit hours in their chosen area of focus:

  • Investigative Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • International Journalism


The AU School of Communication master of arts in Journalism and Public Affairs prepares you for a career as a news and information professional. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Investigative Journalism Practicum 
  • International Journalism
  • International Investigative Reporting 
  • Foreign Policy and the Press
  • Global Journalism: Issues and Trends in the Twenty-First Century
  • Topics in International Media
  • Media, Persuasion, and Democracy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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SOC operates on a rolling admissions basis for Masters programs.


33 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
  • Admission to the program requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average in last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 12 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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