Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews and approves all research involving human subjects to ensure that it is conducted in accordance with all federal, institutional, and ethical guidelines. Be sure to review all IRB guidelines before embarking on your research.
Graduate Studies Webinars
View our Around Campus calendar for a complete schedule of our Graduate Studies Webinars. These offer professional development in areas such as grant writing, preparing for your practicum experience, managing conflict in the workplace, and conducting research.
The APUS ePress is an electronic academic publisher that provides access to specialty materials for the online classroom and for scholarly use. Within the APUS ePress is a repository that shares the academic work of university students and faculty. You can find examples of our master’s theses, student journals, and faculty scholarships at APUS ePress.
Three Minute Thesis Competition
Imagine hearing an 80,000-word thesis explained in less than 180 seconds! Graduate students from across the globe are doing just that in preparation for the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). Participation may help you cultivate your research, academic, presentation, and communication skills by condensing your research into a brief, engaging presentation using a single presentation slide. In addition, APU holds a local 3MT competition each year, with the next event starting now. Visit our 3MT page for details.
Academic & Professional Skills
The university is a partner and major sponsor of the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of academic journals and book series, sponsor of conferences, and producer of programs. You can attend and present at PSO conferences to engage in academic dialogue and network with colleagues in your field. In collaboration with PSO, the university publishes two peer-reviewed journals, the Internet Learning Journal and the Journal of Global Security and Intelligence Studies.
Degree Qualifications Profile
At APU, we expect our graduates to translate their academic knowledge into real-world problem solving. To this end, our faculty works with the Lumina Foundation to implement our degree qualifications profile (DQP) framework. DQP focuses on what you should be able to know and do when you graduate from your program. Our key learning outcomes are infused into all of our graduate programs to create a rich learning experience focused on real-world implementation.
Online Research Library
The Richard G. Trefry Library is the leader among online universities in helping to define a new era in information services. In addition to approximately 72,000 scholarly journals, 244,500 books/ebooks, and hundreds of research guides, the library houses our recorded graduate studies webinars. We encourage you to visit the library often; access is via your student ecampus.