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Online Degrees for Washington, D.C. Residents


Despite the current economic situation, employers in industries across the Washington, D.C. area are hiring - federal, state and local government; homeland security; health services; information technology; intelligence; and defense to name a few.

With increasing competition in the job market, one way to stand out is with a career-focused degree. At American Public University (APU), our adult learners are pursuing degrees that range from environmental policy management and intelligence to business and IT.  With more than 90 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs, APU is committed to helping busy professionals in the Washington, D.C. area gain access to affordable, quality education. Courses are 100 percent online and are offered in 8 and 16 week formats, so you can balance work and family with your education.

Our faculty combines relevant theory with real-world experience, so you can apply your classroom knowledge to the workplace. Many are working in or have retired from leadership roles in governments, business and non-profit organizations, state and local law enforcement, as well as fire and emergency services. These include: Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United Nations (UN), Department of Defense (DoD), and a variety of private corporations across industries such as information technology and business.

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