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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 a graduate advisor, Robert Briggs, based on availability on the date/time of your visit, a Ph.D. program coordinator, doctoral director, or assistant dean of graduate enrollment, and to take a campus tour 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!

Schedule your campus visit today! SPA welcomes the opportunity to showcase our commitment to helping you realize both your academic and professional purpose!

Meet with a Graduate Academic Advisor

Robert Briggs will share more about our degree curricula and program planning.

Meet with an Admissions Representative

Ph.D. visitors will be offered a schedule that may include any or all of the following faculty/administrative leadership. The faculty coordinator or doctoral director will offer valuable information regarding departmental faculty, program planning, professional outcomes, and Ph.D. funding options.

Meet a Current Student & Take a Campus Tour

A current student will serve as a campus tour guide and offer insights about their academic, professional, and student experience in SPA.

Attend a Class

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 offering class options that align with your visit schedule.

Recruitment Schedule

Please also note our special visit days and other initiatives for prospective Ph.D. students listed as part of our Recruitment Schedule.

Contact Us

Questions and/or require assistance: spainfo@american.edu