The University’s flagship history program offers working adults the unique opportunity to earn a graduate-level education while exploring classical antiquity starting with ancient Greek and Roman history. The University is entirely online, allowing professionals the ability to complete a respected graduate certificate while maintaining their work-life schedules. Through his exciting program, students also delve into the Old World from the Age of Constantine and examine the political and social developments of the republic and early empire.
The curriculum spans the rise of the Byzantine emperors, the proliferation of Christianity, the defeat and capture of Constantinople, and the influence of Byzantium culture on the Western intellect. The program also emphasizes quality research, critical thinking, and effective writing skills which translate into a variety of professional applications. A special emphasis is placed on the social and political changes stemming from the Medieval World that sparked the Renaissance and Age of Discovery. These rich historical surveys are illustrative of the growth of humanism through the artwork, sculptures, architecture, market economies, and city-states that transpired. Students study these cultural influences as they also examine the monarchies of the Holy Roman Empire and the religious upheavals of Protestantism, Anabaptists, and Catholic Reformation. The curriculum is taught by experienced professors, many who are published authors, avid researchers and accomplished historians.
The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the university that's right for you.
|2011-2012 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||1 year|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||100%|
|Tuition & Fees as of January 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2011-2012 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies4||$766|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 91% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 Cost for books and supplies is based on an average for the courses within this degree program. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
5 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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