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Why AU?

Graduate students choose American University for several reasons - among them, the world-renowned faculty composed of academics and real-world practitioners, its location inside the Nation’s Capital, its many well-regarded academic programs, its status as the “most politically active” university in the United States, graduating the most public servants in the nation, and many more.

Why AU?

Graduate students choose American University for several reasons - among them, the world-renowned faculty composed of academics and real-world practitioners, its location inside the Nation’s Capital, its many well-regarded academic programs, its status as the “most politically active” university in the United States, graduating the most public servants in the nation, and many more.

From Theory to Practice


Katharine Nelson is a doctoral student in the American University Psychopharmacology Laboratory. This exciting AU program is enabling her to combine what she learns in the classroom with hands-on experience. Katharine is participating in Dr. Tony Riley’s Lab where she is studying animal models of psychostimulant use including cocaine, MDPV , and α-PVP (aka: ‘Bath Salts’, Flakka, Gravel, 5-dollar insanity).

Listen to Katie in this podcast as she talks about her research and her experience at AU.

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