Thank you for your interest in visiting the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University. Due to health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19, our campus is currently closed to visitors. However, we know that getting to speak with school representatives and visiting campus is an important part of the decision making process when considering graduate programs. With this, we are hosting virtual campus visits daily that continue to offer you valuable engagement with an admissions representative, current student, campus tour, and, if interested, attendance in an SPA class. If you are a prospective Master’s student, you can schedule a virtual visit here. If you are a prospective Ph.D. student, please reach out to us at SPAInfo@american.edu.
SPA welcomes your visit to the beautiful American University campus, ideally positioned in the epicenter of the Public Affairs field--Washington, D.C.! Our campus visits are unparalleled experiences. We offer you the opportunity to meet with our graduate academic advisors and an admissions representative, and to tour the campus with a member of our Graduate Student Ambassador team. The customized visit enables you to learn more about our degree curricula, program planning, application and financial aid strategy, campus life and the student experience.
We offer campus visit dates every day (Monday-Friday) and take care of all arrangements upon your registration!
An admissions representative 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.
A current student will serve as a campus tour guide and offer insights about their academic, professional, and student experience in SPA.
You also have the option to attend a class and engage with our world-class faculty. Indicate your interest in attending one of our course offerings as part of your campus visit registration. We will follow up with class options that align with your visit schedule.