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Graduate Professional Studies

Graduate Professional Studies

American University's Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) offers specialized course work focused on applied learning that allows you to take advantage of unmatched opportunities to study and connect in Washington, D.C. With seminar options during the day and evening, you can find a program that works with your life.

In the fall and spring, you can choose from six concentrations with day seminars and one concentration with an evening seminar:

You will learn from leaders—in classroom settings, on site visits that can only be found in our nation's capital, through applied research, or as part of the day program with an internship. With dynamic fields of study from science to public policy, your path to enhancing a career foundation or submitting a top-notch graduate school application starts with Graduate Professional Studies at AU.

Graduate Professional Studies classes are designed to transfer into degree seeking graduate programs at American University or other institutions. Please note: the transferability of credits rests with the program you pursue after completion of the your GPS semester.

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Apply now for fall 2017!

Applications for the fall 2017 program are now being accepted. Apply by the first round deadline of March 15 or the final application deadline of July 31. Apply now!