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American Public University

Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
Welcome to American Public University, where you can study at an accredited university while you live and work in your country. We're a respected online university based in the United States, and we enable international students to obtain an affordable education that's relevant to their career goals.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (41)
Business & Management (37)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Founded as American Military University (AMU) in 1991 by retired Marine Corps officer James P. Etter, the establishment of AMU broke new ground by offering career-relevant education for a mobile population of military learners with unique needs.


You'll choose from over 190 programs and take classes using your computer or mobile device, without the cost of moving to the United States.

You'll learn from professors who are industry experts and you'll have the support of our outstanding student services.

We have students and alumni representing 100 countries and growing.

Programs offered.

Associate DegreesBachelor's DegreesMaster's DegreesUndergraduate Certificate ProgramsGraduate Certificate Programs


Research conducted as part of an in-class assignment is to be considered generally exempt from IRB review. The purpose of an IRB is to review research conducted using human subjects. For the purposes of APUS’ IRB, research is defined as being both:1. Systematic2. Generalizable


Welcome to the Office of Career Services! Our office provides resources needed to obtain professional opportunities, career path planning, and job search assistance.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

Our advisors, librarians, and career coaches help you every step of the way. Student services are included at no cost. They're available from the moment you start and continue after you graduate.

Student Life

Student clubs

Each of our student organizations participates in our chapter standards program and must maintain good standing throughout the year. Don't see one that interests you, start a new organization today by getting involved in The Quad.

  • Clubs
  • Professional Organizations
  • Honor Societies


American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hold an internationally recognized qualifications

Global interaction
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Been amazing and interesting

NAOMI WAFULA rated 5 out of 5 stars

Practicals and field trips that explained further on the theory

Charles Town, West Virginia, United States