You are here: Plan Your Campus Visit

SPA welcomes visitors on Tuesdays from 1-4pm and Fridays from 11am-3pm. Please contact us directly if this schedule does not work for you, and we will do all we can to work with your availability.

SPA offers you a chance to meet with graduate academic advisors as well as current students, and admissions representatives to learn more about our degree curricula, program planning, application and financial aid strategy, and campus life and the student experience.

Our prospective master's student visit itineraries normally include:

  • Meeting with a Graduate Academic Advisor who will share more about our degree curricula and program planning.
  • Meeting with a current student who will serve as a campus tour guide and offer insights about their academic, professional, and student experience in SPA.
  • Meeting with an admissions representative who will go over application deadlines, building a compelling file, merit aid strategy, and the distinct features and opportunities tied to our master's degree programs.
  • You can also attend a class, but this is optional. Please be sure to indicate in your visit request if you would like to attend a class a part of your visit with us. SPA's class schedule normally offers class options at both 5:30pm and 8:20pm Monday-Thursday, so you may want to consider your availability the evening before or following your campus visit.

We look forward to welcoming you with the confidence that a visit to AU's campus and SPA is but another way we demonstrate our commitment to you realizing both your academic and professional purpose!

Please notify us at least 48 hours in advance at (202) 885-6230 or spainfo@american.edu, so we may contact the faculty teaching the course you had planned to attend, and the professionals/current students on your itinerary.

School of Public Affairs: Open Houses (All Master's Programs)

Open House, June 12, 2018
Start: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
End: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Optional Class Visit: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Registration Close Date: June 11, 2018

Join us for an SPA Summer Open House

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University will host summer, monthly open houses for interested candidates. The event will showcase SPA's nationally recognized degrees enabling visitors to learn more about degree-specific curricula, professional outcomes, student, and campus life. The agenda will include sessions with graduate academic advisors, current students, and admission representatives. Attendees may also choose to visit an SPA class as part of their experience. This is your opportunity to learn how SPA prepares leaders for professions of purpose!

Questions and to RSVP: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu 

Open House, July 17, 2018
Start: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
End: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Optional Class Visit: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Registration Close Date: July 16, 2018

Join us for an SPA Summer Open House

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University will host summer, monthly open houses for interested candidates. The event will showcase SPA's nationally recognized degrees enabling visitors to learn more about degree-specific curricula, professional outcomes, student, and campus life. The agenda will include sessions with graduate academic advisors, current students, and admission representatives. Attendees may also choose to visit an SPA class as part of their experience. This is your opportunity to learn how SPA prepares leaders for professions of purpose!

Questions and to RSVP: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu 

Open House, August 14, 2018
Start: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
End: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Optional Class Visit: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Registration Close Date: August 13, 2018

Join us for an SPA Summer Open House

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University will host summer, monthly open houses for interested candidates. The event will showcase SPA's nationally recognized degrees enabling visitors to learn more about degree-specific curricula, professional outcomes, student, and campus life. The agenda will include sessions with graduate academic advisors, current students, and admission representatives. Attendees may also choose to visit an SPA class as part of their experience. This is your opportunity to learn how SPA prepares leaders for professions of purpose!

Questions and to RSVP: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu 

Recruitment Schedule

Please also note our special visit days listed as part of our Recruitment Schedule.

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