American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 183 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and CCNE
  • Campus Setting: Town: Fringe
  • Student Population: 52,361 (42,888 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 94% part-time, 6% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
Source: NCES

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4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018

Obtaining my Master's of Public Health degree is an important step in my career. I started looking at APUS because I had friends who were trying to transition from police officer to federal agent and all of them selected APUS because of its strong military ties. In the end, APUS was an clear choice for me because I needed online classes and the school as well as the MPH program is accredited. This is an important detail in choosing an online school as it speaks to the quality of the program as viewed through the eyes of a national governing body. The online format helps keep the rest of my life in order while I finish my degree. There are a lot of weekly assignments, probably to make up for the fact that there is no physicial classroom. That being said, the caliber of the professors are just as important as if there were a physicial classroom. I have found APUS offers a diverse selection of teachers in the MPH program, all with advanced degrees. The school offers webinars throughout the year to make sure each student understands the graduation requirements. In order to graduate, I will have to complete a practicum and a thesis. The practicum is basically an internship of my choosing in a public health field and it gives my professors direct proof of how I apply concepts from class. There are many interactive webinars to assist with the process of writing a thesis as well.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Homeland Security
Graduation Year: 2019

Great education and the convenience of being online. Being the sole earner for family makes it difficult to attend actual classes. AMU allows for some flexibility and you can log on throughout the week. If something comes up in your life there is an easy way to get an extension. Already working in the field I can say the education is applicable.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

Very pleased with American Public University System. The instructors are very involved and willing to help you succeed, and the majority of the instructors have actual experience in their field, rather than just book knowledge. Each course that you take, you are required to interact with your fellow students and create dialog with each other. The courses that I have taken have been extremely interesting to me, and opened my eyes to many things that I did not think about prior. Overall, APUS allows you to obtain a great education, and experiences along the way. Highly recommend!
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

University is incredibly flexible and affordable.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

This university easy great. Very convenient. Good education
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

College was such an incredible opportunity to expand my horizons, not only in my chosen field but in several others. I found new authors I loved that I would have never read before. It taught me to think critically about problems and issues, to try to look at all sides of an argument.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Completely online, which has pros and cons.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

A good online college to apply that will help you to achieve your academic goals if you work hard in your studies.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Emergency Management
Graduation Year: 2012

Great college to go to. Good price and the classes are very informative and the instructors are very good at what they do. I quite enjoyed the variety of classes that were available to me in the program and I feel that they helped me prepare for the real world.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in Marketing
Graduation Year: 2018

I chose American Military University for several reasons. AMU's online format with monthly start dates fits the demands of my busy schedule and multiple priorities. In addition, because I can complete the work at any time, rather than having to sit down in front of a desk (or in front of a computer) at a certain time each week, I am able to maximize my time and efforts. It is also great training for the global busines world in which we operate. Many times teams are remote and/or in countries around the world. Using technology to schedule team meetings, organize group projects and otherwise accomplish business goals is an essential process with which to be familiar. The online format at AMU prepares me for this. The adminstrative team is responsive on email and by phone. The admission process is fairly hassle free, which is important to me. Because a GMAT is not required for admission, this was a big advantage for me since I have learning challenges that manifests during the test taking process. I was also attracted to the program because I knew that AMU is one of the biggest providers of education to military and veterans in the world. It was essential that I would be working with students who are driven, hard working,responsive, focused on the mission, have a sense of service, are self disciplined and have team spirit. I knew that my fellow veterans and military people would have these traits. The quality of instruction, topics covered, and flexibility are exactly what I was looking for in a higher education. As a fourth generation military veteran, I am proud to be attending AMU and would encourage others to do the same.
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