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American University offers a variety of doctoral, master's, and certificate programs. Whether you are interested in studying game design, economics, film, or international affairs, AU offers a vast array of top-ranking academic programs. Take a minute to explore all the exciting opportunities that AU has to offer!

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.


Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series

We have an exciting line-up for the Fall 2018 Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series! We are offering sessions on financial aid, resumes, grant proposal writing, speed reading, international opportunities, and much more!

Upcoming Sessions

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