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. Psychology students at APUS.
- PO#1- Examine historical and contemporary trends occurring across multiple domains of theory, research, and practice within the field of psychology.
- PO#2- Apply core concepts of psychology to normal and abnormal individual, social, cultural, and organizational functioning.
- PO#3- Construct discipline-relevant research proposals.
- PO#4- Evaluate scholarly resources pertinent to the discipline.
- PO#5- Write competently in accordance with the standards of the American Psychological Association.
- PO#6- Investigate professional opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges experienced by practitioners within the discipline.
- PO#7- Apply the Ethical Principles of the American Psychological Association.
*At this time, there is not enough data to report. Updates will be made as soon as this information becomes available.
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. Psychology Program.