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Military, national security, and public safety professionals looking for a premier online education.

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American Public University

Online education for service-minded working adults looking to make a difference in business, healthcare, education, government, and more.

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Our Mission

The mission of American Public University System is to provide high quality higher education with emphasis on educating the nation's military and public service communities by offering respected, relevant, accessible, affordable, and student-focused online programs that prepare students for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.

APUS at a Glance

#1 Provider of Education to U.S. Military and Veterans*
263 Degrees & Certificates
84% New Undergraduates Transferred Credit
123,000+ Graduates
*Based on FY 2019 Department of Defense tuition assistance and Veterans Administration student enrollment data, as reported by Military Times, 2020
Data current as of June 30, 2022
At each and every step of the way, I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal of graduating and pursuing my career ambitions.
Chanda Chann
BA Management, 2013
MBA 2015

In the News

Ahead of the United Nations’ Human Rights Day on December 10, American Military University doctoral student Isabelle Vladoiu has been presented with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award by President Biden.

American Public University System (APUS) is pleased to announce that its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Task Force has been recognized by University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) for its strong commitment to equity, representation and inclusion in marketing, enrollment and student success.

The conference will promote multidisciplinary conversations about issues related to both military and commercial space at the intersection of science, technology, education, and policy.
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH®)) has reaccredited the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at American Public University System (APUS), through December 31, 2029.

Nuno Fernandes officially assumed the presidency of American Public University System (APUS) today following an event with faculty, staff and guests at the university’s Finance Center in Charles Town. Mr. Fernandes, APUS’s fifth president, brings deep experience aligned with APUS’s mission to educate adult learners of all backgrounds.

American Public University System (APUS) has selected Nuno Fernandes as its new president, effective September 1, 2022. Mr. Fernandes becomes APUS’s fifth president at a time when opportunities for tremendous growth and innovation lie ahead for the University.
American Public University System (APUS) announced its Executive Director of the APUS Center for Cyber Defense, Dr. Kenneth L. Williams, has been appointed to The Cyber AB’s Academic Advisory Council (AAC).
American Public University System (APUS) announced that U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lori E. Reynolds (retired) has been appointed to its Board of Trustees. An experienced strategic leader with a demonstrated history of leading organizational change, Reynolds was the most senior woman in the Marine Corps for over eight years.
 American Public University System (APUS) proudly celebrated over 14,000 graduates and recognized numerous award recipients at its 26th annual commencement on Friday and Saturday. The ceremony marked the first in-person graduation since 2019, due to the pandemic.

American Public University System (APUS) is proud to celebrate over 14,000 graduates at its 26th annual commencement taking place June 17 –18 at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD. The ceremony marks the first in-person graduation since 2019, due to COVID-19.


American Public University System (APUS) will exhibit at the 2022 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Expo on June 12-15. APUS will be in Booth 2042 at the event in New Orleans.


American Public University System (APUS) is proud to celebrate Armed Forces Day on May 21 to honor all of the men and women—including current students and alumni—who are serving across military branches, as well as all those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

50strong collaborates with military-ready employers and higher ed partners such as AMU to identify opportunities that support at-scale resources and exposure to private-sector employers.
 American Public University System (APUS) announced that David Cumberbatch has been appointed to its Board of Trustees. 
American Public University System (APUS) announced that the Dr. Wallace E. Boston School of Business has been reaffirmed by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners.
As part of an ongoing 30th anniversary commemoration, American Public University System (APUS) recently hosted its 2021 ResearchFest, titled ‘Research for the Public Good’. 
American Public University System (APUS) announced that Javier Miyares has been appointed to its Board of Trustees. Miyares is a highly respected academic leader with over 20 years of experience driving innovation and change in online higher education, most recently as president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

American Public University System (APUS) announced that Dr. Wade T. Dyke will be leaving APUS as President to pursue a new endeavor and that Dr. Katherine Zatz, the former Chairwoman of the APUS Board of Trustees, has been appointed Acting President, effective November 4, 2021. A nationwide search for a permanent replacement is being launched.

American Public University System (APUS) announced that it has been reaccredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for 10 years, with the next reaffirmation scheduled for 2030 – 2031.
In an effort to bring together leaders, innovators, and decision-makers from all areas of the space community, American Public University System (APUS) and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) are hosting the second annual Space Education and Strategic Applications (SESA) Conference on September 23 and September 24.
American Public University System (APUS) has appointed Dr. Katherine Zatz to chair its Board of Trustees, effective August 1. A long-time board member, Dr. Zatz succeeds Board Chairman General Alfred M. Gray (retired), the 29th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, who is stepping down as a trustee.
APUS and Miami Dade College are partnering to enable more students to earn bachelor’s and graduate degrees by pursuing guided academic pathways across business, STEM, cybersecurity, IT, computer sciences and psychology disciplines.Showing a continued commitment to make higher education more accessible, American Public University System (APUS) and Miami Dade College (MDC) are partnering to enable more students to earn bachelor’s and graduate degrees by pursuing guided academic pathways across business, STEM, cybersecurity, IT, computer sciences and psychology disciplines.
Prestigious Award Validates the University’s Highly Relevant Degrees and Courses in Reverse Logistics Management.
APUS, Founded as American Military University in 1991, Proudly Celebrates Approximately 90,000 Current Students and Over 108,000 Alumni Who Inspire Student-Centered Education and Innovation.
Partnership Expands Access to Counseling for APUS Students Including Active-Duty Service Members, Reservists, and Civilians.
APUS has committed numerous resources to help students, staff and faculty.
APUS celebrated its graduating class at its 25th annual commencement on May 22. The virtual event recognized the accomplishments of over 14,000 AMU and APU graduates from all 50 states and approximately 30 countries. Graduates range in age from 18 to 84 years old.
APUS is offering free access to its diverse library of over 200 podcast episodes to share best practices and unique life experiences that benefit both working professionals and adult learners.
Nationally recognized thought leader's student-centric vision and innovation efforts align with APUS's core mission.
Dr. Wallace E. Boston Business School launches over 30 new courses to help businesses hurdle economic challenges.
APUS and Rio Salado College today announced a partnership that enables students to earn an online associate degree with seamless admission into selected online baccalaureate programs.
APUS announced that four master’s-level students and alumni of American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU) have been named Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Finalists for the Class of 2021. Since 2011, nearly 60 APUS alumni have achieved this status in the highly competitive, government-run fellowship.
Highlighting its ongoing commitment to the active duty military and veterans communities, APUS has expanded support of National Wreaths Across America Day this holiday season.
Naming Pays Tribute to Dr. Boston Building APUS as a Trailblazer of Affordable Online Higher Education
APUS Offers Scholarships, Newly Launched Freedom Grant® and Ongoing Support of Military-Affiliated Events
Freedom Grant® Awards over $17.6 Million to Approximately 49,000 Students in Just Six Months
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