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Transfer Your Credit. Finish Faster.

Defense Acquisiton University

For acquisition professionals focused on speed and agility, American Public University (APU) provides an exceptional opportunity to earn an affordable, career-relevant degree quickly by applying transfer credit. On average, 95% of Defense Acquisition Workforce active students at the bachelor’s level have applied transfer credit through APU, with an average of 48.4 credits applied.

APU, a leader in online higher education, offers defense acquisition professionals like you a quality learning experience that is fully online.

How APU Supports Your Lifelong Learning Goals

In your quest to become a transformational professional, APU delivers a powerful learning opportunity on your schedule.

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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.

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Recognized for Quality

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

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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.

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Accessible Learning

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

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Value for the Long Term

Our University System ranks in the top 11% for a return on investment.

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Helping You Turn Ambition Into Reality

Affordable Tuition

Your tuition will be $350/credit hour for undergraduate courses and $455/credit hour for master's and graduate certificate courses.

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.


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

Entrance Exams

No standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Top Choices for DAU Members

Wondering what your other Defense Acquistion Workforce members are studying? Here are their top picks. Explore these programs and get to know APU.

Contact us to find out the most frequently transferred courses to APU too.

200+ Programs—Find the Best Fit for You

Use our program finder to search all of our online degrees and certificates—from the associate to the doctoral level.

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Virtual Learning Opportunity

DAU offers periodic webinars featuring an APU representative discussing transfer credit opportunities and more. You can also contact us to learn more about APU.

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Take The Next Step

Classes begin August 5.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.