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About American Public University

American Public University (APU) offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs in 8 and 16-week formats, enabling you to study on your own terms while balancing life’s other demands.

With one of the most affordable options for pursuing your education online, APU minimizes fees that can add significantly to the cost of your degree, setting it apart from other schools that charge technology, application, or admissions fees. In addition, APU provides all books at no cost to degree-seeking undergraduate students and accepts federal student aid and military tuition assistance.

American Public University offers a wide variety of educational programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and certificate level, including:

Associate Programs

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Computer Applications
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • And Many More

Bachelor’s Programs

  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Emergency Management and Disaster
  • History
  • Sport and Health Sciences
  • And Many More

Master’s Programs

  • Education
  • Public Administration
  • Transportation and Logistics Management
  • Space Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • And Many More


At APU, I was able to combine being a mom and a student – and succeed at both.
Helenjene Curtis
2008 Graduate, B.A., in Psychology

I liked the fact that APU was a school with a solid reputation that was also affordable. I benefited from many of APU’s policies— especially transfer credits and the ability to cover most of my course fees using tuition assistance.
I chose to invest in my education to develop myself as a premier information operations professional, specifically in the network warfare arena. My career has included service milestones at the Pentagon, tsunami relief, the Gulf War, and Kosovo operations. My master’s degree at APU helped me combine my experience and education into a complete package.
Barrington Barrett, Jr.
Graduate, M.A. in Homeland Security 2008

I chose APU because I wanted to be a better leader. APU’s program came highly recommended. I made the right choice.
Jay Talbert
Graduate, B.A. in Management