American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.2 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • Campus Setting: Town: Fringe
  • Student Population: 48,623 (39,662 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 96% part-time, 4% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018

Con: Does not extend beyond a Master's degree program. Pros: One of the best online schools I've attended...and I've tried a few of the more popular online schools. In addition to their degree programs they have certificate programs that anyone can take. From registration to graduation this school has been helped me achieve my goals. This is a great school for retired or active military and other working professionals, no matter your field, who require a little more flexibility because of their busy work schedule.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The program has many pros. Transportation & Logistics Management is a broad field that is in continuous growth. Transportation of goods affects everyone and the importance of the logistics supply chain cannot be underestimated.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2014

I enjoy the Managment program at AMU because the teachers are very helpful. The environment that AMU provides is a no-fail zone. The teachers support this mission to the fullest. I never feel overwelmed by the workload that is required. Being affiliated with the military makes it hard to have time to meet deadlines, but the teachers are very flexible and support you 100%.
2.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The transportation and logistics graduate program focuses on a field which is continuously growing. This is why it is important to develop professionals with the quality and skills necessary to manage the expected growth of our nation's import and export capabilities. While the program is relatively new to many, it's importance is recognized worldwide. Transportation is the most crucial link in every supply chain.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Online classes provide for great flexibility Cons: Teachers are only accessible through email so it may take days to get a response to even a simple question
1.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Entrepreneurship
Graduation Year: 2015

I completed a Bachelors program under American Military University and found the University to be very flexible and afforadable. I recently enrolled for their Graduate's program and am excited to go through this process. Unfortunately, the classes are rather expensive therefore I need a scholarship to be able to afford the classes.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

Most of the applications do not apply to my particular program... such as transportation and housing. But for an online program and facility, it is really great to have this access and people who understand the demands of graduate courses online.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

A very good online program, one of the best in comparison to other other online programs. Lacks some of the competitiveness of a traditional brick and mortar school , but the Professors all have diverse backgrounds, with many coming from the military and academy backgrounds.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

This an online only university. The staff is fantastic, especially in the graduate system. This is my second masters through APUS and the supporting administration have been exceptionally helpful through the entire process. The pros\cons are heavily in the online system and your personal discipline. I enjoyed the freedom to do classes when they I had available time and had no issues with the workload or assignments in genera. I could see how some people might be better suited for a situation that had a slightly more rigid structure.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2009

This degree program---American Military University, which functions through American Public University System---worked for me because I was able to work as active duty military (US Air Force) and get my degree online with other active duty personnel. My classmates were all extremely educated, because they were all active duty, doing hands-on work with the subjects we addressed in class; for example, in my Central Asia class, I had a Tech Sergeant actually stationed in Kyrgyzstan, who I was able to meet face-to-face on my way out of Afghanistan. This degree program allowed me to complete my Masters while on a remote tour to Greenland; in transition between Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to Peterson AFB in Colorado; on deployment to Afghanistan, as well as the month I spent in Kyrgyzstan while we waited for the airlines to bid on a contract to fly us home. The down side to an online degree is, of course, not really getting into debates with other students, which is so very central to any political science degree.
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