Skip Navigation

M.A. Humanities Assessment Results

Program Learning Outcomes

By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) is able to capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes.  Signature assignments, generally in the final course of a program, are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO).  In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results of M.A. Humanities students at APUS.

  • PO#1- Critically analyze literary works for their contribution to the body of human knowledge.
  • PO#2- Articulate written positions on ideas that stem from the great works of human thought.
  • PO#3- Apply classical logic to historical and contemporary issues of human behavior, society, and civilization.
  • PO#4- Examine the human experience from multidimensional perspectives from antiquity to modern times through examination of the leading authors and works of each age.
  • PO#5- Analyze the origins and implications of the concept of individualism as it applies in concepts of tradition, power, society, and culture.
  • PO#6- Use advanced science and social science knowledge, methods, and logic to inform and influence scientific and/or social processes and structures.

MA Humanities PO Data

End of Program Survey

Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. Below are anonymous, self-reported results, from the End of Program survey, for students in the M.A. Humanities Program.

M.A. Humanities EOP Survey Results