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School of Professional & Extended Studies

The School of Professional & Extended Studies is the seventh and newest major academic unit of American University. By establishing the School of Professional & Extended Studies in 2012, American University created a vibrant center of experiential learning that provides courses and programs that are both rigorous and practical to meet the needs of discerning learners.

Mission Statement

The mission of American University School of Professional & Extended Studies in Washington, DC is to offer diverse learners worldwide specialized, actionable knowledge to advance their careers, organizations, and communities. 

Vision Statement

The American University School of Professional & Extended Studies will be internationally renowned for transforming lives through innovative teaching, rigorous scholarship, and learning grounded in real-world experience.

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