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Last Revision: January 30, 2024

Independent Study Courses

If you are currently enrolled as a Bachelor’s or Master’s program student, you may be eligible to register for Independent Study.

Independent Study courses are designed for students wishing to undertake a research project or to explore a specific area of interest outside the traditional classroom environment while under the mentorship of an APUS professor.

To be eligible for Independent Study, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program.
  • Have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of your current degree program.
  • Have chosen and contacted a professor and gained approval for the independent study topic.

Once these conditions are met, you must contact your Academic Advisor. Your Academic Advisor will arrange with the Registrar Scheduling department to have your course section scheduled and will then work with the Registrar’s office to get you registered in that course.

If you have any questions about Independent Study Courses, please contact [email protected].