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SPA Campus Visits

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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. To make sure that we are able to address your questions and concerns, we invite you to schedule a call with one of our Office of Graduate Admissions staff.

If you are still exploring programs or in the application process, please schedule a call with Emily Aronoff, Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment.

If you have been admitted to an SPA graduate program, please schedule a call with Jennifer Forney, Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment.

Once you have completed a call with one of our Admissions staff, we will send you a virtual campus tour and connect you with one of our Graduate Academic Advisors.

We also encourage you to consider registering for one of our upcoming virtual sessions and/or you are always welcome to reach out with questions to

Thank you for your understanding during this time. We look forward to speaking with you as you further explore our graduate programs and prepare for your profession with a Higher Purpose!

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!

Meet with a Graduate Academic Advisor

A Graduate Academic Advisor will share more about our degree curricula and program planning.

Meet with an Admissions Representative

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.

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 with class options that align with your visit schedule.

Recruitment Schedule

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

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