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Earn Your AA in Real Estate Studies Online

American Public University's Associate of Arts in Real Estate Studies online degree provides students with a fundamental overview of the business and the skills, experience, education, and licenses that are required in preparation for a variety of industry roles.

The online degree program is ideal for individuals seeking to expand their competencies related to careers as an agent, broker, inspector, appraiser, mortgage or loan officer, property manager, and more. Students are part of an online network of peers who share the same passion for the real estate industry and they learn from experienced instructors, many who are active practitioners in the field.

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Arts in Real Estate Studies will have completed the following objectives:

  • Discuss career opportunities that exist in the real estate industry and the personal, educational, experiential, and licensing requirements that pertain to each.
  • Identify broad perspectives on the principles, practices, legal and ethical issues that are important to successful practitioners in each type of real estate careers.
  • Apply specific skill sets important to each area of real estate practice including financial analysis, property appraisal, internet-based marketing and research, contract negotiation, investment evaluation, personal marketing, time management and organizational skills, etc.
  • Examine requirements to qualify for any licensing exams and/or other entry requirements (in the state(s) they plan to practice) pertinent to the area of real state that they identify as of interest.
  • Develop clear strategies, goals and objectives, and action plans to launch a successful real estate career upon graduation, discharge, or retirement.

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ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP-Accredited

APU's Associate of Arts in Real Estate Studies 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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$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

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Why You Should Earn This Associate 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 programs 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 20 students.

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