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Deciding where to complete your degree is a big deal.

Knowing our accredited university system offers respected and relevant academic programs helps make that choice easier.

Accreditation Matters

American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

ED formally recognizes accrediting commissions that meet all federal standards, and CHEA extends recognition to accrediting bodies and their institutions that meet these established standards. Accreditation should be important to you because it determines a school’s eligibility for federal and state financial aid, and may influence acceptance of transfer credits and admission to accredited graduate schools.

In addition to our HLC accreditation, our B.S. in Nursing program, as well as many of our business programs, have obtained specialized accreditation from external accrediting organizations in these specific disciplines.

Credits and degrees earned through APUS may be recognized for promotion, assignment, and position qualification standards within the military, federal government, and private sector. For students transferring to other colleges, APUS credit is considered transfer-eligible based on its accreditation. However, APUS cannot guarantee that its credit will be accepted, as acceptance of credit is always the prerogative of the receiving institution.

At-a-Glance

  • American Public University System is ranked in the top 10% of all U.S. online bachelor's degree programs by U.S. News & World Report1
  • 190+ online degrees and certificates with classes that start monthly and run 8 or 16 weeks
  • Affordable tuition starting at $270 per credit hour
  • We are on average 17% lower for undergraduate and 37% lower for graduate students among the 10 U.S. leading providers of online education*
  • Book Grant: textbooks and/or ebooks provided at no charge to students earning undergraduate academic credit
  • Accredited by HLC, as is Ohio State, Univ. of Chicago and U.S. Air Force Academy – to name a few
  • 95% of seniors would choose us again2
  • 94% of alumni would recommend us to a friend or colleague3
  • 93% of employers would hire another one of our graduates4

1 - Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Programs, January 2015.
2 - Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012.
3 - Source: American Public University System, Alumni Survey, 2012.
4 - Source: APUS Alumni Employer Survey, January 2006-December 2012.

 

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Select your desired academic program from our 190+ degrees and certificates. If you are unsure which program is right for you, call us before you start the application: 877-755-2787.

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Associate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Computer Applications
  • Counter Terrorism Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Database Application Development
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Fire Science
  • General Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Management
  • Military History
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Public Health
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Retail Management
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness
  • Web Publishing

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Fire Science Management
  • General Studies
  • Government Contracting and Acquisition
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Information Systems Security
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Management
  • Intelligence Studies
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Military History
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Religion
  • Retail Management
  • Reverse Logistics Management
  • Security Management
  • Sociology
  • Space Studies
  • Sport and Health Sciences
  • Sports Management
  • Transportation and Logistics Management

Master's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity Studies
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education in Teaching
  • Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • Intelligence Studies
  • International Relations and Conflict Resolution
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Military History
  • Military Studies
  • National Security Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Reverse Logistics Management
  • Security Management
  • Space Studies
  • Sports and Health Sciences
  • Sports Management
  • Transportation and Logistics Management

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Corrections Management
  • Counterintelligence
  • Cybercrime Essentials
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Forensics
  • E-Commerce
  • Emergency Management
  • Enterprise Web Applications
  • Enterprise Web Applications Using .Net
  • Environmental Technology
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Family Studies
  • Fire Science
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Forensics
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resource Management
  • Infant and Toddler Care
  • Information Security Planning
  • Information Systems Security Essentials
  • Instructional Design and Delivery
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Internet Webmaster
  • IT Infrastructure Security
  • IT Project Management Essentials
  • Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Microsoft Access Database Applications
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Military Leadership Studies
  • Mobile Computing
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Public Lands Management
  • Real Estate Management
  • Regional and Community Planning
  • Restaurant Operations
  • Retail Management
  • Security Management
  • Space Studies
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Terrorism Studies
  • United Nations
  • Visual Basic Application Development
  • Visual Communications
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness
  • Web 2.0
  • Web Publishing

Graduate Certificate Programs

  • American History
  • American Revolution Studies
  • Ancient and Classical History
  • Athletic Administration
  • Business Essentials for the Security Executive
  • Civil War Studies
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Counterintelligence
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybercrime
  • Digital Forensics
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Emergency Management Executive Leadership
  • Environmental Hazard Mitigation and Restoration
  • Environmental Planning and Design
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • European History
  • Executive Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Global Environmental Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Capital Leadership
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Systems Security
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Intelligence Studies
  • IT Project Management
  • Joint Warfare
  • Leadership and Logistics
  • Logistics Management
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • National Security Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Object Oriented Application Development
  • Organizational Management
  • Security Management
  • Space Studies
  • Sports Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Terrorism Studies
  • World War II Studies
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5 Reasons To Choose American Military University

Sometimes life's responsibilities take priority over school. We understand. That's why American Military University's flexible online program was designed specifically for people like you.

Our Students Are Priority One

Lance Arnold, AMU Student

Lance Arnold
M.A., Criminal Justice

"The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency."

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Colt Tallent
B.A., Intelligence Studies

"The education I received has proven invaluable as I advance within the realm of intelligence studies, and it has no doubt enhanced my competitiveness in meeting the needs of U.S. national security."

Chanda Chann, AMU Student

Chanda Chann
B.A., Management

"At each and every step of the way I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal—graduation and pursuing my career ambitions."

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*Public 4-year, in-state undergraduate data is provided by the College Board's Trends in College Pricing 2014. Graduate information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Digest of Educational Statistics 2012-13 data. Annual estimates are based on total institutional costs (published tuition, required fees, and books) assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.

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