Modern & Relevant Programs
APU offers the relevant programs and courses for today's job market via more than 70 relevant online degrees. Just a few of the ways we stay current on industry needs: the majority of our faculty are currently working in the fields they are teaching in; we partner with industry organizations such as the FBI National Academy Associates and build programs and certificates tailored to their needs; and we rely on Industry Advisory Councils made up of corporate members who review our curriculum to ensure its relevance to the skills needed in their industries.
Experienced & Professional Faculty
Our faculty combines relevant theory with real-world experience. They come with degrees from many of the top institutions around the world, and many are executives in government, business and nonprofit organizations, including the United Nations, State Department, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
American Public University offers one of the most affordable options available for pursuing your education online. APU was founded on the concept that everyone with a desire for learning should be able to afford a quality education. Other schools charge up to twice as much in tuition and fees!
American Public University is a member of American Public University System. American Public University System is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602; 800.621.7440) and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission, Distance Education and Training Council (1601 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009; 202.234.5100)
We invite you to join a vibrant community of 70,000 students who have chosen APU to reach their education goals. To learn more about APU, visit studyatapu.com/degrees
Online University Accreditation
Dean Gwen Hall discusses the importance of accreditation.
Gwen Hall: Hi! I'm Gwen Hall, Dean of the School of Security and Global Studies for American Public University System.
Today, I'm talking about the importance of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary non-governmental process that gives public recognition to institutions that need publish standards of academic and administrative quality.
The purpose of accreditation is to assure the public of the quality of an institution and its dedication to high standards as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Be sure to do some research and seek out a University that has a solid reputation and that is legitimately accredited at the national and regional levels.
Universities that award undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates should be accredited by the regional higher learning commission, the same institution that accredits traditional universities. In addition, they should be recognize by the U.
S Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Also make a point to check professor biographies posted online on LinkedIn and on other social media networks, highly credentialed faculty with significant experience in their field will help dramatically enrich your learning experience.
Online education doesn't have to be and shouldn't be solitary, ask what communities your online university offer student for research, discussion, mentoring, and socializing.