The School of Professional and Extended Studies (SPExS) is the seventh and newest major academic unit of American University. By establishing SPExS in 2012, American University created a vibrant center that will provide unique courses and programs to meet the needs and interests of today’s discerning learners.
SPExS 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.
SPExS 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.