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Public Affairs, School of
Ward, Room

Phone: (202) 885-2940

Graduate programs:

Undergraduate programs:

Public Affairs, School of
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Ward Building
(AU/Robb Hill)

Visiting SPA

If you are thinking about joining our student community, the School of Public Affairs (SPA) welcomes prospective students to visit us in the Ward Circle Building on American University's beautiful, main campus.

Prospective Graduate Students

Visit SPA

Prospective Undergraduate Students

As a prospective undergraduate student thinking about attending American University, we encourage you to visit our campus. If you would like to learn more, arrange a visit, or speak with an SPA staff member please contact the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment & Retention (information is below) or contact the AU Welcome Center.

Justin M. Williams
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment & Retention

Spring Engagement Day(s)

Friday, March 10, 2017 (Prospective Ph.D. students only)
Full day orientation. Learn about the program and meet current doctoral students on AU's campus with evening reception; Location TBD; 9:00 am-5:30pm | 6:00 pm reception.
Details forthcoming

Friday, March 17, 2017 (All SPA graduate programs welcome)
Friday, March 31, 2017 (MPA & MPP degree programs only)

Friday full visit schedule on AU's campus with evening social event downtown D.C.; Location TBD; 9:00 am-4:30 pm | 6:30 social
Details forthcoming

Questions about these upcoming events may be directed to