American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 175 respondents

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School Information

  • 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
Source: NCES

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3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Entrepreneurship
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Affordable Quality Education Accessible Military Friendly Cons: Online no Brick and Mortar within location
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

This program is ideal for working professionals as it allows you to complete assignments on your time. No need to plan to get to class. A diverse group of students from all over the country leads to interesting forum discussions.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2015

APU/AMU is great!! Because I am in the military I travel a lot so taking an online class is a bonus.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

I love being able to complete everything online! It makes it very easy to balance work and school.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2015

It is very nice to be able to compete my degree online in my own time.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The biggest cons I've noticed in my graduate program are that because most of it is online I sometimes feel lacking in the social connections that can be made through face to face interactions. However, I've made some great friends and networking connections so far. I also love the fact that I can work at my own pace, which means I do my coursework late at night after work. I love this program! It is challenging but not too hard, virtual but gets me out into my community, and thoughtful.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

I am currently enrolled as a graduate student at American Military University, part of the American Public University System, in their online International Relations and Conflict Resolution Masters Program.I find the program to be academically challenging and I enjoy that my classmates are current, former, or married to government personnel. As a civilian, this affords me the opportunity expand my knowledge base not only on the course material but on the practical application of such. Their financial aid does not appear to be extremely available but loans are clearly available.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

At times I feel I didn't receive the correct level of cooperation from staff. I was working on the police department at the time and had some issues with time and the level of work assigned. Overall it has been a great experience except for a few setbacks some of which were partially my fault for attempting to take on too much responsibility.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I did my bachelor's here and basically I didn't like their financial aid process. It is difficult to navagate and they do not return calls when you leave a message.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program at APUS is challenging and convenient. The professors and very accessible and communicate regularly with the students. The program is also very affordable. Being a working adult student with a family, the price of an education is just as important as the education itself.
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