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Online Programs in Communication

Earn a respected degree in Communication from American Public University. APU is a leading provider of affordable education to adult learners worldwide. Coursework is online, with monthly start dates and no set login times. This provides flexibility to move through a program at a pace that fits your life.

As a profession, communication is undergoing continual change as technology and digital media transform the industry and the way we interact.

American Public University offers affordable online Communication degree programs – an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts – to help you become academically prepared to be part of this exciting and evolving field.

APU’s programs are ideal for adult learners. You will be part of a lively, collaborative online classroom, and you will be led by practitioner faculty who share professional insights from their work with media organizations, associations, and government agencies.

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Enroll full time or part time in one of our Communication programs. Browse these or search for other programs using our program finder.

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University Attributes

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because programs begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Save Time

Bachelor’s degree students can transfer up to 90 credits, and master’s degree students up to 15 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, professional training, ACE-evaluated training, and credits by exam.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

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$250
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For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$285
Per Credit Hour

Your tuition will be $285/credit hour for undergraduate courses.

$370
Per Credit Hour

Your tuition will be $370/credit hour for master's and graduate certificate courses.

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Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and Military Tuition Grant-eligible master’s-level students.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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