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Graduate Admissions | Events & Visits


  • CAS-Graduate Admissions
    Fax: 202-885-1344
    Mary Graydon, Room 301

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Campus Visit Program

Visit our campus to learn more about our graduate programs, admission requirements, and graduate student life at American University. Campus visit hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Meet our faculty: Meet with faculty to gain a greater insight about our graduate programs.
  • One-on-one meeting: Meet with an admission representative to learn more about the application requirements for your program of interest.
  • Campus tour: Meet with a current AU graduate student for a tour of our state of the art facilities and a chat about graduate student life at AU.

To schedule your visit, simply submit a Campus Visit Request Form one week in advance. Please note that visits are contingent upon the availability of the department. We will do our best to fulfill your campus visit request.
The PhD Clinical Psychology and PhD Behavior, Cognition and Neuroscience programs do not offer faculty visits.
For the PhD and MA History programs, please contact Laura Nitzberg, nitzberg@american.edu.

Graduate Open Houses

Join the College of Arts & Sciences for an exploration of graduate school. Our Graduate Open Houses give prospective students an opportunity to meet with faculty, current students, and graduate admissions staff to learn more about our programs and what it's like to be a student in the College. Our next event will be held on:
March 18, 2016. Registration opens in February, 2016.

Graduate School Fairs

Our admissions staff travels to multiple graduate school fairs during the year to meet with prospective students typically during the fall. A complete list of Grad Fairs will be posted by September 2015. 

2015-16 Schedule

  • New York Idealist Fair, Sept. 15
  • Virginia Tech Grad Fair, Sept. 21
  • James Madison Grad Fair, Sept. 22
  • University of Virginia Grad Fair, Sept. 23
  • Morgan State University Grad Fair, Sept. 23
  • College of William & Mary Grad Fair, Sept. 24
  • Philadelphia Idealist Fair, Sept. 29
  • Washington, D.C. Idealist Fair, Oct. 1
  • University of Mary Washington Grad Fair, Oct. 6
  • UNC Chapel Hill Grad Fair, Oct. 20
  • Elon University Grad Fair, Oct. 21
  • East Carolina University Grad Fair, Oct. 22
  • Penn State University Grad Fair, Oct. 22
  • Franklin & Marshall College Grad Fair, Oct. 27
  • Gettsyburg College Grad Fair, Oct. 28
  • Dickinson College Grad Fair, Oct. 29
  • Temple University Grad Fair, Nov. 5