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Phone: (202) 885-2940 Graduate programs: spagrad@american.edu Undergraduate programs: aupublicaffairs@american.edu

Kerwin Hall

Public Affairs, School of 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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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.

SPA welcomes visitors on Tuesdays from 1-4pm (EST), Thursdays from 1-4pm (EST), and Fridays from 11am-2pm (EST). Please contact us directly if this schedule does not work for you, and we will do all we can to work with your availability.

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 register here for your campus visit.

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

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.