We offer over 35 graduate programs and over 40 graduate certificates. We accept students for graduate-level study who have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
To earn a master’s degree, students must complete a minimum of 12 courses and take a final comprehensive examination, thesis option, or capstone/applied research project at the end of all coursework.
Note: The following graduate programs have additional admissions requirements: Master of Education and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Certification, K-12 Online Teaching Endorsement, Master of Business Administration, Master of Entrepreneurship, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Science in Cybersecurity Studies, Master of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Public Health.
Virginia State Residents: the Masters in Public Policy program is not currently open for admission to Virginia state residents.
Our graduate certificates are designed to focus your study on a particular topic or set of issues. The certificate program appeals to students who already possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree and seek specific knowledge in a subject area. It also appeals to those bachelor’s students who seek graduate-level knowledge and credentials without completing a master’s degree.
Note: The following graduate certificates have additional admission requirements: Cyber Crime, Digital Forensics, IT Project Management, Information Assurance, Information System Security, Object Orientated Application Development, and K-12 Online Teaching Endorsement.
If you are applying to a graduate-level program, you must submit the following documents:
*TCE fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
APUS will also consider professional military education and specific civilian, corporate, and government training evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) for graduate credit. Graduate credits must have been earned within the last 10 years. Please refer to the TCE Center for full details.
Note: Graduate students may transfer a maximum of 15 credit hours into master's programs. Graduate students enrolled in a dual graduate degree may transfer a maximum of 9 credit hours and no courses may transfer into the core section.
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