SPA Campus Visits

The School of Public Affairs (SPA)is now hosting on-campus visits Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday.

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 the SPA degree programs; distinctive opportunities, including our wide range of research centers and institutes; application process; merit aid options; as well as student support services.

Campus visits are primarily designed for our on-campus master's degree programs. 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.

If you are not able to travel to the area, we also invite prospective students to schedule a virtual campus visit.

Campus Map

Campus Map

Plan your trip to American University's campus with our new interactive map!


Not ready to schedule a visit yet?

Watch SPA's video viewbook to learn more about our programs.

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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