SPA Campus Visits

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) has temporarily suspended all in-person campus visits. With increasing COVID-19 case counts in the DC region and around the country, American University continues to adapt its policies and related protocols. During the temporary suspension, we continue to welcome prospective students to schedule virtual campus visits.

If you are still exploring programs and the application process for an SPA on-campus Master’s degree, please schedule a virtual visit.

If you are an admitted student for an SPA on-campus Master’s degree, please schedule a virtual visit.

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 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, distinctive opportunities (Research Centers & Professional Institutes), application and merit aid options, as well as student support and services.

We offer campus visit dates every day (Monday-Friday)* and take care of all arrangements upon your registration!

*Campus visits are primarily designed for SPA’s on-campus, array of master’s degrees. Students interested in SPA’s Ph.D., Executive MPA, graduate certificates, and/or online programs should contact us at to learn more about visit options.

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.

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