School of Professional & Extended Studies

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Washington Semester alumna Margery Kraus

Celebrating 70 Years of Learning with ‘66 Alumna Margery Kraus

An AU Trustee and APCO Worldwide Founder shares her story.

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AU Launches Trailblazing Initiatives for HR Management

Two online professional certificates are available starting February 2018.


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Graduate Professional Studies, Create Your Path at American University
70 Years of Experiential Learning in Washington (students from past and present)

A Lifelong Career in Foreign Service

Graduate Professional Studies program offers a crash course on career readiness.

For me, [Graduate Professional Studies] was an obvious choice as it allowed me to have a taste of both the academic and professional future following graduation. At that time, I wasn’t sure which route I would take. While graduate school called to me in many ways, I also had a profound desire to get started in my professional life.”

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