Discover CAS: Graduate Open HouseOctober 27 and November 3, 2023

Join us for our Discover CAS Graduate Open Houses, an exploration of graduate school within American University's College of Arts & Sciences. 

Attending a graduate open house is the best way to connect with faculty members, explore campus, as well as learn more about the admissions process, curriculum, and university resources. Attendees will receive an application fee waiver. (Please note: previously paid fees cannot be refunded.)

For the Fall 2023 semester, we offer two opportunities:

  • Friday, October 27, 2023: In-person Open House
    Registration now closed.
    This event takes place on AU's main campus and includes faculty visits, campus tour, and an evening reception.
  • Friday, November 3, 2023: Virtual Open House
    Registration now closed.
    This event will be held over the Zoom platform and includes private chat rooms with faculty.

For those traveling into DC, see a full list of local hotels with discount rates for AU students.

Please note: this event is for applicants to graduate programs within AU's College of Arts & Sciences. AU cannot provide travel funds or VISAs to attend this event. The PhD Behavior, Cognition & Neuroscience program will not be participating in Discover CAS. 

For a full schedule, please see below:

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m. (EST)
Campus Tours
Join university representatives for a walking tour of American University's main campus.
5:00 p.m.
Dean's Welcome and Presentation
Join Assoc. Dean, Dr. Walter Park, and Admissions Staff for a welcome and brief presentation on the College of Arts & Sciences. 
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Meetings
Meet with professors from your graduate program to learn more about curriculum, mentorship, and other opportunities.
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mingle with faculty, staff, and current graduate students during an evening reception. Food and drinks provided.
9:00 a.m. (EST)
Virtual Faculty Visits: Computational and Data Sciences
Meet with faculty from the graduate programs in Computer Science, Data Science, and Statistics.
10:30 a.m.
Virtual Faculty Visits: Sciences
Meet with faculty from the graduate programs in Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science.
12:00 p.m. 
Virtual Faculty Visits: Arts
Meet with faculty from the graduate programs in Art History, Arts Management, Audio Technology, Creative Writing, and Studio Art.
1:30 p.m.
Virtual Faculty Visits: Humanities
Meet with faculty from the graduate programs in Anthropology, History, Literature Culture & Technology, Philosophy/Ethics Peace & Human Rights, TESOL, and the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate.
3:00 p.m. 
Virtual Faculty Visits: Social Sciences
Meet with faculty from the graduate programs in Economics, Health Promotion Management, Public Health Innovation & Practice, Psychology, and Sociology Research & Practice.