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American Public University System (APUS) is the unprecedented four-time recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Effective Practice Award. Our University earned its reputation by ensuring each student is priority one.

Accreditation

American Public University System is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456), a regional institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Placing Students First

Our partnership begins the moment you make a commitment to pursue your education. Beyond personal support from your professors and classmates, you can engage anytime with our University’s academic advisors, librarians, mentors, career service professionals, and tutors. We are here at every step in your journey, helping you stay on track, build upon your learning experience, and achieve your goals. Help is never more than a click or phone call away.

Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families

Our University has service members and veterans studying with us around the world, supported by a vast array of staff and faculty who are also veterans or reservists. As a result, the University truly understands the specific needs of our country’s service members, veterans and military families. To support you, we have dedicated advisors skilled at addressing the specific questions you may encounter when enrolling in school, such as how to utilize benefits for tuition assistance and other programs. And, if you are a veteran with a disability, you are not alone. Our University has staff trained at empowering our disabled veteran students to succeed.

As a top veteran-focused online university, our goal is to make your decision to advance your education simple and straightforward by identifying the necessary steps and services available to you along the way. The University will help you navigate through questions such as: how to enroll, where to find support, and an explanation of veteran's benefits. At any time you can simply request additional information or to speak with a member of our admissions team.

Many universities say they are "military-friendly" or "veteran-friendly", but what does that really mean? Learn what to ask your school to see if they are truly military-friendly.

Talented and Engaged Community

When you choose our University, you join a community of students, alumni, and faculty where each member is dedicated to their profession and lifelong learning. The majority of students are working full-time while earning their degree. As a result, these students bring their diverse experiences and commitment to the classroom enhancing the learning environment. Many students are actively involved outside the classroom through affiliated organizations such as:

  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Pi Gamma Mu
  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Student Veterans of America

Students will find additional support online in via dozens of thriving social and professional communities including:

  • Global Mentor Network
  • Career Services Office
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • 12+ blogs/portals dedicated to thought leadership across various industries

Faculty Scholar Practitioners

The strength of our University is reflected in both the caliber of our respected faculty and in the noteworthy accomplishments of our talented students and graduates. The faculty at APUS is diverse, experienced, and dedicated. With a 100% online curriculum, we are able to attract scholars and practitioners from around the world.

  • 500+ faculty members with doctoral degrees from leading universities
  • Many are widely recognized for research and contributions in their respective fields
    • Dr. Alan Hale (co-discoverer of the Hale-Bopp Comet)
    • Five former astronauts
    • Many senior leaders at Fortune® 500 companies
    • Many senior government agency officials and officers
 

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Select your desired academic program from our 190+ degrees and certificates. If you are unsure which program is right for you, call us before you start the application: 877-755-2787.

Click on a degree level below to view all of our programs offered.

Associate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Computer Applications
  • Counter Terrorism Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Database Application Development
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Fire Science
  • General Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Management
  • Military History
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Public Health
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Retail Management
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness
  • Web Publishing

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Fire Science Management
  • General Studies
  • Government Contracting and Acquisition
  • Health Information Management
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Information Systems Security
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Management
  • Intelligence Studies
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Military History
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Religion
  • Retail Management
  • Reverse Logistics Management
  • Security Management
  • Sociology
  • Space Studies
  • Sport and Health Sciences
  • Sports Management
  • Transportation and Logistics Management

Master's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity Studies
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education in Teaching
  • Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Health Information Management
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • Intelligence Studies
  • International Relations and Conflict Resolution
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Military History
  • Military Studies
  • National Security Studies
  • Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Reverse Logistics Management
  • Security Management
  • Space Studies
  • Sports and Health Sciences
  • Sports Management
  • Transportation and Logistics Management

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Corrections Management
  • Counterintelligence
  • Cybercrime Essentials
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Forensics
  • E-Commerce
  • Emergency Management
  • Enterprise Web Applications
  • Enterprise Web Applications Using .Net
  • Environmental Technology
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Family Studies
  • Fire Science
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Forensics
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resource Management
  • Infant and Toddler Care
  • Information Security Planning
  • Information Systems Security Essentials
  • Instructional Design and Delivery
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Internet Webmaster
  • IT Infrastructure Security
  • IT Project Management Essentials
  • Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Microsoft Access Database Applications
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Military Leadership Studies
  • Mobile Computing
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Public Lands Management
  • Real Estate Management
  • Regional and Community Planning
  • Restaurant Operations
  • Retail Management
  • Security Management
  • Space Studies
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Terrorism Studies
  • United Nations
  • Visual Basic Application Development
  • Visual Communications
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness
  • Web 2.0
  • Web Publishing

Graduate Certificate Programs

  • American History
  • American Revolution Studies
  • Ancient and Classical History
  • Athletic Administration
  • Business Essentials for the Security Executive
  • Civil War Studies
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Counterintelligence
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybercrime
  • Digital Forensics
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Emergency Management Executive Leadership
  • Environmental Hazard Mitigation and Restoration
  • Environmental Planning and Design
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • European History
  • Executive Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Global Environmental Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Capital Leadership
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Systems Security
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Intelligence Studies
  • IT Project Management
  • Joint Warfare
  • Leadership and Logistics
  • Logistics Management
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • National Security Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Object Oriented Application Development
  • Organizational Management
  • Security Management
  • Space Studies
  • Sports Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Terrorism Studies
  • World War II Studies
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5 Reasons To Choose American Public University

American Public University's affordable and flexible online programs are designed specifically for you. Ready to pursue your educational goals? APU can help.

Our Students Are Priority One

Heidi Boe Meinhart, APU Student

Heidi Boe Meinhart
M.S., Sports Management

"American Public University exceeded all of my expectations. The resources they provided me made me confident I could achieve my degree."

Martin Lawson, APU Student

Martin Lawson
B.A., Transportation & Logistics Mgmt

"American Public University has opened my eyes to a whole new world of learning that I didn't even know existed."

Jennifer Deater, APU Student

Jennifer Deater
B.A., Hospitality Management

"American Public University was the answer for us. The online format, the courses – everything was a fit for what we needed."

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*Public 4-year, in-state undergraduate data is provided by the College Board's Trends in College Pricing 2014. Graduate information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Digest of Educational Statistics 2012-13 data. Annual estimates are based on total institutional costs (published tuition, required fees, and books) assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.

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