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Let Us Help Plan Your Campus Visit

We welcome prospective and newly admitted graduate students to visit the School of Public Affairs (SPA) on the beautiful American University campus in Washington, D.C.

We invite you to…

  • Explore our range of academic offerings
  • Experience the expertise of our faculty—both scholars and practitioners in the field.
  • Engage with our current students and staff representatives

Please note the preferred days of the week and time frames for campus visit requests below:

  • Mondays 2:00pm-4:00pm (EST)
  • Thursdays 11:00am-1:00pm (EST)
  • Fridays 10:00am-12:00noon (EST)

Note: Please let us know if you need special consideration for an alternative day/time. We will do all we can to accommodate your request.

Note: If you are unable to honor a requested visit date, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance.

Our visit schedules normally consist of individual or small group session(s) with a faculty member, current student, and graduate admissions staff representative. If you are unable to travel to campus, we are happy to arrange a phone or Skype appointment.

To help us customize your itinerary, please register here for your campus visit.

Note: If multiple prospective students will be attending the visit, please register each student separately, and use separate email addresses.

Graduate Student Visit Days

Spring Engagement Day(s) for Admitted Students

Friday, March 10, 2017 (All SPA graduate degree programs welcome)
Full day visit schedule on AU's campus with evening social event downtown D.C.; Location TBD; 9:00 am-4:30 pm | 6:30 pm social
Details forthcoming

Thursday, March 30, 2017 (Prospective Ph.D. students only)
Full day orientation. Learn about the program and meet current doctoral students on AU's campus with evening reception; Location TBD; 9:00 am-5:30 pm | 6:00 pm reception
Details forthcoming

Friday, March 31, 2017 (MPA & MPP degree programs only)
Friday full visit schedule on AU's campus with evening social event downtown D.C.; Location TBD; 9:00 am-4:30 pm | 6:30 pm social
Details forthcoming

To RSVP and/or provide questions regarding the events listed: spa_gradevents@american.edu