American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 177 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

Pros: Enlightening and Challenging Cons: No Phd program and alumni network is difficult to navigate
4.13 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The American Public University online MBA program provides a strong academic core. This was my first time taking online classes and I found the professor to be accessible and honest. The class challenged my critical thinking skills and grew my portfolio of written pieces. One of the only disadvantages with the lack of direct interaction with other students. Other than our weekly forum posts, it felt a little isolating.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The online Degree program works great ofr my lifestyle and location. As a returning student that needs a flexable schedule, the online education works best.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

Well designed and flexible online program; challenging graduate courses that I feel are at par with what I would be experience in a traditional setting.
4.63 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

I was very pleased with the level of current and relevant knowledge that the faculty displayed during class discussions. Their depth of knowledge and experience, as well as numerous certifications, in both government and civilian security sectors, allowed for a more thorough understanding of numerous case studies; their ability to tie the often dry reading to current issues in security management as well as ethical issues in the use of security tech was more than I had expected.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

Great school. Wish they had scholarships though.
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