About American University Online
American University Online is the online educational offerings currently provided by American University, found at American.edu, a school which promises a diverse student population and high quality degree programs.
The original American University is located in Washington, D.C. and offers a variety of colleges and schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, of Communication, of International Service, of Professional & Extended Studies, of Public Affairs, and the Washington College of Law.
This university offers 61 different Bachelor's programs, 54 Master's programs, and 11 Doctoral programs. They currently do not offer any bachelor’s degree programs entirely online, but they do offer Master's Programs in International Relations, Strategic Communication, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and certificates in Digital Media Skills, and Project Monitoring and Evaluation.
The online classes they do offer are taught by the same faculty that teach on their campuses and as rigorous and fast paced as classes you would take in person, and most take place during the summer, with some taking place in the fall and spring semesters.
Their website says that their programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, though different schools and departments carry different accreditations so it is up to you to check each program individually based on the one you would like to pursue.
Students who are interested in the American University Online programs or otherwise can use their website to virtually tour their schools and colleges, apply for admission, meet active students and faculty, and see ways their scholars are probing new academic frontiers.
Currently, this school works with students that represent over 130 different countries and all 50 states and is nationally ranked by the Princeton Review Best Colleges as having the #1 Most Politically Active Students and the #10 Best Career Services.
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