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 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Military Science
Graduation Year: 2017

I am an active-duty military member, working on my professional credentials (I graduate this summer). APUS/American Military University has been a lifesaver for working on my masters while managing a challenging full-time career. I have enjoyed access to a diverse set of peers, from other nationalities and other careers. The exposure to law enforcement and political science students has helped me to think outside the box on serious issues, such as the legality of drone killings. Additionally, creative methods for online learning have helped to keep me engaged. One example was a team-based project analyzing a film, which required a different level of engagement and leadership than is typical of online courses. To balance this review, I would like to say that the education that i am getting at APUS/AMU is heavily dependent on what I devote to it. The academic rigor exists, but occasionally students display less than graduate-level performance in forums and papers. This is likely due to the lack of a live interactive venue for instruction and correction, and the lack of a GRE/GMAT requirement. Overall, the school has been productive for my career, making me competitive and knowledgable. In particular, the education has provided deeper context and background to my thoughts and actions, setting me apart from others in decision making and analysis. Thank you for this opportunity!
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Military Science
Graduation Year: 2017

American Military University has a plethora of great programs. I am active duty military and I was able to complete courses even with multiple deployments to the Middle East and Africa. All of the instructors are very knowledgeable and flexible with my schedule. This is a great University for Active Duty Military and any other career professionals. I would absolutely recommend this school to everyone interested in pursuing a Graduate Degree.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Military Science
Graduation Year: 2018

American Military University is great for people in the military with a full time job. It is a challenging course but accomplishable course. I work from 0600-1800 every day, have a wife and a kid and still find time to complete my degree. The course material is a little out of date but it is still relevant today. I plan to take what I have learned and apply it to a Ph.D.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

American Military University renewed my faith that I could do a master's, after my alma mater failed to provide me with the support I needed. It is not easy being a military spouse who might get uprooted on short notice, but AMU understands the needs of the military and their spouses. The process to apply was so easy, the staff has been helpful and involved the whole way. Teachers are experts in their fields and my fellow students are there for all the right reasons. I'm truly grateful to be a student at a university that wants me to succeed.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

This school has given me a second chance in public education. Online classes are fast paced but the faculty makes it easy to contact and are involved. You always have support from any department that can guide or help you at all times. I would definitely recommend this school for military and adult learners.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019

This degree opens the door to many possibilities for my family and I. With this degree I can secure a position that will help me support my family as well as provide everything that they need. My husband is a disabled veteran, so this will help as well, e will now be able to stop hurting himself everyday to support our family by himself.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

It was an outstanding experience with excellent professors, and a thoughtful delivery system
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

This college is great because it gives you the choice to be on campus or study online and still provides the flexibility to work and do other daily activities or routines. You also have the ability to speak with professors at any time on the computer if taking the online approach and both the professors and students provide timely feedback on all assignments so that one has time to make any changes to the work if necessary.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

APUS is an institution that allows students to take classes/course on their schedule. I had the ability to work full-time and take a courses when I was able to dedicate time to my education. I appreciated the professors immediate feedback on assignments, knowledge on the course subject and ability to bring great class discussions. My classes have prepared me for my future desired job in athletics.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2010

It is a good online school. It is a good place to really learn a subject and the flexible format makes earning a degree easier.
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