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Program Objectives

American Public University System structures its program objectives according to the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP), which serves as the basis for APUS institutional outcomes. As designed by the Lumina Foundation, the DQP includes several broad categories of knowledge and skills: Broad and Integrative Knowledge, Specialized Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied and Collaborative Learning, and Civic and Global Learning. In addition, APUS has added the categories of Digital Information Literacy and Professional Skills to doctoral programs. Doctoral program objectives align with these areas to provide students with a range of skills needed for career advancement and lifelong learning.

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