Online Degrees & Certificates

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Whether you're well along your career path or just starting out, higher education can help you reach the next level. If you're ready to move forward, we're ready to help.

A Student-First Approach

At our university, students are priority one. We are committed to providing quality education, superior student resources, and affordable tuition. In fact, while post-secondary tuition has risen sharply nationwide, the university continues to offer affordable tuition without sacrificing academic quality. Tuition and costs are always transparent with no hidden charges.

At-a-Glance

  • American Public University System ranks #27 on the U.S. News list of Best Online Programs — marking 3 straight years in the top 12%.1
  • 190+ online programs
  • 93% of employers would hire one of our graduates again2
  • 95% of seniors say they would choose us again3
  • 94% of seniors would recommend us to a friend or colleague4
  • 85% of graduates report they're currently employed4
  • Federal Student Aid and Armed Forces Tuition Assistance accepted
  • Low tuition: among the 10 U.S. leading providers of online education, we are on average 20% lower for undergraduate and 33% lower for graduate students4

1 - Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Programs, January 2015.
2 - Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012.
3 - Source: American Public University System, Alumni Survey, January 2012- December 2012.
4 - Public in-state tuition information provided by the College Board 2013 Trends in College Pricing, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2011 Digest of Education Statistics, and APUS estimates.

 

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During the application process, you will select your desired program from more than 190 degree and certificate programs.

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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
  • 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
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • Intelligence Studies
  • International Relations and Conflict Resolution
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Military History
  • Military Studies
  • National Security Studies
  • 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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Apply Online (15-25 Minutes)

There is no fee to submit our online admissions application. You will be asked to provide information about your previous educational experiences and to declare your academic program. During the application process, you'll receive your student ID and password; make note of them.

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Complete Orientation (15-20 Minutes)

During orientation, you'll learn about our academic and financial policies, and your rights and responsibilities as a student. Once you've completed orientation, you'll access the e-campus where you can submit forms, view resource materials, and track your progress.

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