American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.21 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 187 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

4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: - Professors are all very passionate and knowledgeable in their areas of specialty - Courses are very well structured and applicable with hands on classes first quarter - Lots of resources to aid in success – free tutoring program for students by students was particularly helpful - Campus is beautiful and the state of the art anatomy lab is an amazing opportunity and an experience that you will carry with you for the rest of your life Cons: - Tuition itself is extremely expensive and intimidating – as with most doctorate level programs
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

APUS offers exceptional opportunities to non-traditional students with a dedicated focus on unique programs curated by experts in the field. The school concentrates on current issues and employs technology effectively, however since the school is entirely online, APUS often attracts mediocre students which detracts from the quality of the education and competitiveness of the programs. Finally, the workload for graduate-level studies is insufficient considering that students must utilize self-study methods and assignments to overcome the lack of in-class participation and discussions.
3.25 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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