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Earn Your Associate of Arts in Hospitality Online

Learn the fundamentals of restaurant operations with an Associate of Arts in Hospitality from American Public University (APU). The online hospitality program curriculum is designed with the working professional in mind and taught by hospitality industry experts, covering important industry topics such as food purchasing and storage, food service sanitation and safety, quality food preparation, legal requirements, and marketing.

The program is designed to prepare you to effectively manage and improve restaurant performance, ensure safe food production from purchase to service, and consider how management impacts hospitality operation from a legal standpoint. APU’s AA in Hospitality also provides a basis for further learning in the restaurant, hospitality, and business-related industries.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP-Accredited

APU's Associate of Arts in Hospitality has earned specialty accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP®).

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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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Reflecting our commitment to deliver value.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

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

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

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

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Application Fee

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

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Why You Should Earn This Associate Degree From APU

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

Accessible Learning

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

Save Time

Associate degree students can transfer up to 45 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Be in Control

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

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.

Future-Focused

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

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 18 students.

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